Duns Scotus Library needs your expert ideas for book and DVD purchases that students can use in their academic studies. Our collection development policy explains how the library supports the programs at Lourdes University. (E.g., we don’t buy automotive manuals or comic books.) The money for these purchases comes from the library budget.
Each March there is a fiscal year deadline but requests can be sent at any time of the year.
Looking for reviews on titles?
Choice is a monthly publication of current reviews for academic libraries. It is indexed in EBSCO and the print version is available in the library to read or browse reviews of new titles by discipline.
Education Media Reviews Online (EMRO) is an online database of DVD reviews and other media. Video Librarian is a publication of reviews that include educational films.
Submit a request from your department: Use the form located on the intranet under Academics. After notifying your department chair fill out a form for each item you would like the library to purchase. No signatures are required if submitted electronically. If you have a flyer with sale price information put it in the library mailbox or scan and send it to the library.
What happens after the form is submitted:
"Not everyone is an expert. Consumers are constantly looking for someone to guide prepurchase decision making and even look for reviews postpurchase to confirm good judgement....book reviews--that is, reliable book reviews free of bias or commercial interests--still play a key role in the more judicious process of evaluation and selection in both research and collection building." Golderman, G., & Connolly, B. (2012). eReviews. Library Journal, 137(12), 105-109