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IX. Collection Evaluation

Evaluation is an important, ongoing element of collection development. Continual examination of the collection is necessary to affirm relevance to curriculum, and sufficiency in variety and number. Evaluation is accomplished through both direct and indirect means. Usage statistics are analyzed every year to determine the extent to which the collection meets patrons' needs. Interlibrary loan requests, reserve requests are used as feedback. Holdings are compared to standard lists. "Best of" lists are regularly used to build up needed areas of the collection. Faculty expertise are sought after.


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