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Collection Development

While suggestions for new resources are welcome, budgetary constraints require us to prioritize which print materials and electronic resources are considered for purchase. Those priorities include:

  • Palmetto Health priorities served (i.e., the importance of the item to the Palmetto Health community),
  • strengths and weaknesses of the existing collection in the subject area,
  • currency, popularity, and timeliness of the topic,
  • item's publication date and cost,
  • the anticipated importance of the topic in the future,
  • favorable review(s),
  • the author(s)/editor(s) qualifications and reputation
  • the language of the work,
  • its format and the library's ability to provide the tools to use the format, and
  • the appropriateness of including textual material in the field in the library's collection

To suggest an item for purchase, please email Cynthia Garrett or call 434-2694.

A suggestion form is available in the Library.