ULRC 10 Years Summary of Library Book Holdings

Ms. Susan Martinez with the approval of Director of Libraries Prof. Anita C. Sornito., presented a graph on the increasing and decreasing performance of the acquisition for the last 8 years due to budget limitation, availability of the requested materials in the market and prioritization.

USM Library Comparative Statistics of Books Acquired, 2001 – 2011

Moreover, books were acquired through purchase, gifts and donations from other linkages as a result of balance acquisition of printed and non-printed library materials (on-line journals, audio-visual materials, and other electronic sources).

The continuous selection and acquisition of professional and reference books were by faculty members in every college through Book Fairs and live selection in local and national bookstores initiated by the library staff and involvement of the University Library Council as reflected in the Collection Development Policy Statement of ULRC.

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