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This policy provides a framework for development and maintenance of library collections at the UOW College Hong Kong (UOWCHK). It reflects the Library’s vision and purpose in support of teaching and research activities of the College.
The general principles are aligned with the collection development policy of UOW. This document will be updated or amended whenever necessary.
Selection of library materials is a joint effort of the Library and Academic staff. The Library aims to provide access to a minimum of one copy of each prescribed text and recommended reading at the campus Library or access centre where the subject is taught.
The Library will purchase electronic versions of material in preference when a title is available both in print and electronic formats.
Normally a monograph in its latest edition will be acquired. Older editions may be acquired only if they are specially required with justification.
The Library aims to provide access to one copy of each prescribed text and recommended reading at the campus Library. Multiple copies of an item may be purchased if they are in heavy demand as follows for prescribed texts:
Decisions on titles to be subscribed, cancelled, or maintained, are made in consultation with faculties or on the basis of budget availability, usage, and continued relevance to teaching and research.
The libraries will use the following criteria to assess replacement of damaged, missing, or lost materials:
The Library welcomes donation of books and other materials that align with the learning, teaching and research priorities of the College.
Conditions of acceptance:
The Library will NOT accept the following items as gifts or donations:
To donate books or other material to the Library:
In order to ensure continued relevance, currency and condition of the collection and to provide sufficient space for the addition of new material.
Criteria for deselection:
Last updated: 2 January 2021