When available both in print and ebook formats, the most cost-effective format will be purchased. For the following materials, the print format will be favored:
If the library already owns an ebook, the title is not purchased in print.
Ordering is available for ebooks specifically needed to support a class.
Streaming video and audio are the default option for film purchase, except in the case of specialized instructional films not available in the Library’s streaming video and audio databases.
Selection criteria include coverage, embargo period, document format (pdf is preferred), image inclusion and quality, completeness of backfile, perpetuity of access, off-campus access (proxy server preferred), cost effectiveness.