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  • The Library will review specific/general resources mentioned by users and fine-tune our acquisition plan.
  • Due to annual inflation and high costs of subscription resources, the Library will carefully consider adding new journals and databases requested by users.
  • The Library has been buying the latest published books that meet the University’s subject profile from a major book supplier. From the start of 2020, books in science and engineering are delivered in electronic format to facilitate access and relieve shelf congestion. Other subjects will remain in print until we learn more about user satisfaction and budget implications.
  • The Library will maintain its hugely popular patron-driven ebook acquisition program to ensure that a wide range of quality ebooks in pertinent disciplines is available for discovery via PowerSearch.
  • To strengthen the support for Course Reserve, where possible, the Library will acquire the electronic version of the required books with the highest number of concurrent users and the least restrictions on save and export.
  • To encourage leisure reading, the Library will acquire a bigger variety of popular books in printed and kindle formats. The thematic book displays opposite the Library entrance will be changed quarterly.
  • Responding to the needs of students to recommend materials for purchase, the “Recommend Book and Media Purchase” form has been added to the “Help for Undergraduates” and “Help for Postgraduates” web pages. The Library will explore adding the form on PowerSearch to increase its visibility.
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last modified 28 February 2020