Q. A note about purchasing vs. borrowing items

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College departments are given yearly library allocations to purchase materials to support their curriculum including reserve items and a/v materialsClick for a list of librarian liaisons by department.

ILL requests are used as tools in collection development under various monikers:  purchase-on-demand (POD), patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), and demand-driven acquisitions (DDA). The goal is to streamline the process (whether through borrowing, purchasing or licensing) to meet the immediate needs of our users while potentially adding high-use titles to our collection.  ILL requests that meet set criteria will be considered for purchase.

Also, patrons are invited to suggest items for purchase through email:  Acquisitions@bridgewater.edu.

  • Last Updated Jun 04, 2019
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  • Answered By Vickie Montigaud-Green

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