Our approval plan is through YBP and has been running since October 2010. By having an approval plan, we are getting regular shipment of books based on our approval plan profile. The document below outlines how our approval plan structure is set up. Please take note of the following symbols:
Subscriptions are usually for the print periodicals collection and some online journals (JAMA, Chemical and Engineering News, etc.) that are paid annually. We have a consolidated subscription through EBSCO.
Standing orders are those materials we get automatically. Mostly these are reference materials that are regualrly updated with new editions. We also have series standing orders such as Opposing Viewpoints, Information Plus, etc. RST with the leadership of the Technical Services Manager reviews the standing orders collection at least every 2-3 years.
Firm orders are those items that are selected title by title by liaison librarians or the Technical Services manager. These items are typically chosen from them notification slips sent weekly to librarians via GOBI. Items that are firm ordered can also be those materials recommended by faculty and students for purchase.
E-Books are selected and purchased in three ways: