Library Collection Policy

Summary of Savonia UAS Library Collection Policy

The focus of the procurement is on the acquisition of materials honoring the diversity of Savonia education and research.

Decisions to purchase books, magazines, and other publications are made through procurement proposals, publishers ’novelties, and by following curricula and training responsibilities in collaboration with teachers. The acquisition of material avoids unnecessary duplication of campus library collections and also takes into account the regional supply of material.Summary of Savonia University of Applied Sciences Library Collection Policy

Magazine purchases are made primarily on the basis of teachers’ suggestions. Foreign magazines are procured mainly electronically.

As a rule, the acquisition of electronic material takes place through FinELib for the common use of all customers, only in exceptional cases for a limited number of customers or only for the UAS’s local network. The aim is to acquire electronic material in full text. Electronic course books may not be available in printed form in the reference library, even if one is available. The aim is to actively monitor electronic material that replaces printed course literature and to offer it as course literature. Library collections do not generally include freely available material on paper.

 Common selection criteria for the acquisition of materials:

  • content and coverage
  • reliability
  • timeliness
  • timeliness; max. 3 years old (with the exception of deficiencies in the collections
  • publisher and publisher
  • strength of the topic in the current collection
  • primarily in Finnish and English
  • type of publication
  • price in relation to use and quality
  • duplication of paper and electronic material is avoided
  • primarily electronic
  • compulsory textbooks 0.3 x number of students per course (up to 20 / campus library)
  • mandatory course books for 1 manual library or e-book and
  • in addition related to electronic materials: access and remote access, user authentication (IP primary), long-term use, usability and reliability, and usage statistics . Traceability during the procurement phase, ease of acquisition and deployment, and user training.