Library Collection Policies
Point Park University Library supports intellectual freedom by striving to provide users with the diverse information resources users need to be successful in their research and education.
Print and A/V Collections:
The Library evaluates the print and the A/V collections continuously to ensure they are relevant and up to date based on the following:
Currency: Provide accurate and up to date coverage. Superseded editions may be removed.
Usage: Remove items with low or no usage statistics. Removal based on usage will not apply to material purchased in the last 9 years to allow time for discovery and usage.
Physical Condition: Remove badly deteriorated or damaged copies and purchase replacement copies if necessary.
Duplicates: Remove duplicate copies based on usage and space limitations.
Uniqueness: Retain materials considered to be unique or of importance to the Library and its users.
The Library evaluates database subscriptions annually based on the following:
Usage: Compile statistical reports at the end of the academic year.
Price: Provide cost per user based on statistical reports.
Budget: Discontinue subscription[s] decision based on usage, price and value to disciplines.