FORMATS OF MATERIALS COLLECTED
cost of journals, with an annual inflation rate of
around 10%, threatens to consume our static book budget.
To prevent this eventuality, IUP Libraries
endeavor to maintain a 70% to 30% ratio between the two
will be collected unless there is a substantial
financial gain in getting the paperback and binding it.
textbooks, workbooks, and study guides are not collected
with the exception of the children’s textbook
books in foreign languages are not collected with the
exception of foreign language materials to support
foreign language classes.
Books of a
very popular nature / self-help books are generally not
of titles is generally avoided except in the case of
highly used titles.
See duplication policy.
editions of books are generally not retained when more
current editions are available.
short-term interest will not be collected.
The Libraries will collect established literary
works and new works of promise in the literary field,
especially those works that support course offerings.
Other fiction received by the library as gifts
may be added to the collections based upon
appropriateness to course offerings.
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