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Library seeks faculty comment on Collection Review process

September 10, 2020

The Library has recently completed the first step of a methodical review of its print book collection in nursing, and invites your input. Last year, ISU Health Sciences Librarians, Ben Bolin and Kristin Whitman, worked together with members of the Nursing faculty to a) establish criteria for removing an item from the collection that are consistent with standards established by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and b) compare ISU holdings to those in similar collections.

One result of this review has been the identification of items that merit being retained in the collection. Another is the creation of a list of items recommended for withdrawal. All items remain in the collection at this time; for the next step in the process, we invite you to review and comment on any items of interest. We offer a web page that facilitates this review and includes direct links to individual items in the catalog. You, of course, are welcome to review the items themselves, which are housed on the second floor of the Library. We have established September 8 through October 6, 2020 as a review/comment period.

At the conclusion of the review period, and pending the resolution of any concerns that are raised, we plan to remove designated items from the collection. Please know that the Library continues to build the nursing collection with licensed material in digital form whenever feasible.

Please see for details.


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