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Collection Policy: Selection Standards

B. Supplemented Treatises

  1. The library follows the first nine criteria listed immediately above for individual monographs when considering supplemented treatises that are issued in hardback (with pocketpart/softbound supplements), paperback, looseleaf format, or in online format.
  2. Format preference:  For supplemented treatises, print editions are preferred for permanence and ease of use for topics at higher collecting levels, even if they duplicate titles available in databases. Print editions are preferred also because they are not typically offered individually but rather as parts of large, expensive collections, which include numerous titles we would not otherwise collect