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Collections Strategy for Teaching and Learning

The Library's Collections Strategy sets out principles that inform the acquisition, storage, management and delivery of access to collections. 
Specific challenges and issues arise in relation to providing material in support of teaching and learning.  The principles below outline the Library's strategy in terms of provision of collections to support teaching and learning:

  • We will strive to ensure that we are fully informed of the reading requirements of every taught academic programme.

  • Where possible we will meet high demand for reading list titles and core texts through the purchase of e-book editions or chapter digitisation.

  • We will retain on open access any material that is included on a reading list as prescribed or background reading. 

  • We will purchase multiple print copies of a title if that title is prescribed reading for one of our taught courses and where no e-book edition is available.

Monica Crump

Crump, Monica

Head of Collections
Tel: +353 91493765