Library Collection and Resources
The Lemieux Library provides access to an array of both physical and digital resources in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. From early discovery through advanced specialized resources, the library investment in digital collections offers access to an ever-broadening information rich landscape of databases, electronic books, electronic journals, streaming media, and primary resources.
While digital format is preferred, the library acquires and maintains print resources in disciplines where digital collections are still developing.
Library collection development and management activities include : selection, acquisition and cataloging multiple formats, effective and responsible management of the collection budget, harvesting user data and collection statistics for a variety of reports, and preserving scholarly and historic collections for present and future generations.
Criteria differs from one subject area to another, but in general the following factors should be considered in the decision to purchase a library resource:
Undergraduate assignments increasingly seek access to primary source materials which the library is actively acquiring. Access to a secondary collection of materials for both undergradute and graduate programs is provided through membership in the Orbis Cascade Alliance Consortium supplemented by traditional interlibrary loans and document delivery, and by forming cooperative relationships with other libraries in the region.