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D'Angelo Library provides informational services and collections (print, multi-media formats, digital storage, transmission technologies) necessary to further educational, research, and clinical activities in the medical and biological sciences.
General Selection Guidelines for Collection Development Quality: Only high quality materials will be considered as additions to the Library collection. Faculty input will be important to consider, the reputation of the publisher, as well as what written reviews have stated. Potential Use: Only materials that show potential use will be added to the collection. Related items already in the collection need to be evaluated before other items of the same nature are added. If the evaluation of such materials displays light usage, caution would be advised before any similar items would be added. Relevance: Only materials that directly support KCU’s various programs, departments, and functions will be considered for purchase. Cost: If the materials considered for purchase meet all the other criteria, the item(s) will be purchased, budget permitting. Existing Coverage: Items will not be purchased if a topic is sufficiently covered in the existing Library collection. General Guidelines for Identifying Material for Withdrawal The D’Angelo Library has limited space, and the withdrawal of materials with less usage, older, and superseded books is desired to make room on a consistency basis for new acquisitions. Criteria for material withdrawal include: Physical Condition: Materials may be withdrawn due to poor physical condition. Mutilated or deteriorating materials are first evaluated for possible repair, and are withdrawn if repair is not an option. Duplicates: Multiple copies of low-use titles may be withdrawn to minimize redundancy of holdings. Individual titles containing information elsewhere in the collection (including electronic resources) may be withdrawn for this purpose. Relevance: Titles no longer relevant to current curricular, or research needs, may be withdrawn from the collection, and in the case of journal subscriptions, cancelled. If journals are overpriced relative to use, or if they are underused regardless of price, they would be candidates for withdrawal. Cancellation of paper-based journal subscriptions frees funds for acquisitions to support the acquiring of electronic versions of these titles, or to acquire other titles that are more relevant and responsive to current teaching and research needs. Books and additional materials with Kansas City University connections are retained. Obsolescence: Titles that contain obsolete information may be withdrawn because the information is out-of-date, invalid, incomplete, or inaccurate. Other considerations are:
Disposition of withdrawn material: Most of the material withdrawn is sent to Better World Books who sells to dealers and individuals. A portion of the proceeds is returned to the D’Angelo Library to be used to purchase new acquisitions. Material that does not meet the guidelines and standards of Better World Books is recycled at the Kansas City University.
Students are not given access to the Conference Room unless there is an emergency situation. This would require approval by the Director of the Library or another available staff member. The Conference Room is reserved for KCU faculty, student interviews, and staff meetings. There is seating available for seven around an oblong conference table. The room is equipped with TV/DVD/Blu-ray, Apple TV, laptop computer, AV media, and conference call phone.
Content posted on the Web site listed below is based upon the U.S. Copyright Office regulations and on the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. http://www.copyrightoncampus.com Special Copyright Provisions for Academia The Copyright Act contains specific exceptions for the use of copyright-protected materials by academic institutions. These provisions include:
When a desk copy of a textbook is desired, the Director of the Library is to be notified. The Director will do everything possible to try to obtain a copy for the faculty member. The following criteria must be met in order for a publisher to grant a desk copy:
The Director of the D’Angelo Library is contacted concerning all donations to the Library. While the Library appreciates donations of print and non-print materials, it reserves the right to refuse, add, or discard gift materials as appropriate. Conditions for acceptance include:
All donations become the property of the Library upon acceptance. The Library acknowledges all donations with a letter specifying the number and type of materials received, upon request. While these gifts qualify as tax-deductible, charitable donations, IRS regulations prohibit the Library from assigning a dollar value.
Faculty members charging materials from the Library have a due date of June 1 of each year. During Faculty Inventory, all faculty members who have items charged out must either renew or return them to the Library between June 1 and August 1 of each year. All materials charged to faculty that are to be renewed must be physically stamped with the new June 1 due date. The Access Services/Special Collections Coordinator willingly offers to help by going to faculty offices to assist in completing the inventory process. At the end of the process on August 1, the Access Services/Special Collections Coordinator will follow up with one e-mail and one telephone call to all those who have not completed the inventory. On September 1 of each year, all incomplete inventories are given to the Director of the Library for further handling. Faculty members are responsible for paying the following charges for each item that has been lost or damaged:
Food is not allowed in the D’Angelo Library, as the Student Center offers food and beverages. Drinks are not allowed, unless they are in a container with a spill proof lid. The Library staff wishes to keep a clean, attractive, comfortable environment conducive to work and study. Stains and spills can harm computers, damage surroundings, and attract insects and vermin. We thank you for your compliance in assisting us with keeping our Library neat and clean.
BorrowingInterlibrary Loan is used to obtain materials for KCU study and research which are not available from the D’Angelo Library but are available from other libraries. The Interlibrary Loan Service augments local holdings of the D'Angelo Library by providing access to other national and international collections. This service is available to KCU students, faculty, staff, preceptors, and clinical community faculty. There are no charges for Interlibrary Loan for those associated with KCU.
LendingThe D’Angelo Library will lend materials to other libraries that participate in OCLC, Docline, or other KCU lending consortiums. Lending fees are applied for the lending of items to libraries that we do not have reciprocal agreements with or that are not a part of our consortium. The Borrowing library is responsible for KCU materials and fees will be applied when items are lost, damaged or missing.
The D'Angelo Library displays published materials (journal articles, book chapters, entire book) of faculty, students, and staff. All faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to submit their materials as they are published to the Digital Services/Reference Librarian. Published materials are displayed on appropriate shelving on the first floor of the Library and the digital display on the TV located beside the Access Services desk.Revised 9/19/2012
All faculty, students, and staff must obtain clearance from all D’Angelo Library obligations upon termination from the Kansas City University. The Director of the Library, or a designee, signs the Termination Checklist Form.
Photocopy: All photocopying is five cents per copy for students. Faculty having students working with them on a research project may ask the Director of the Library for permission to allow those students photocopy privileges without charge.
The photocopy machine accepts nickels, dimes, quarters, and one-dollar bills. The Library does not keep cash.
The Library staff is not available to photocopy for students. When utilizing materials in the Library, faculty should ask for the copier bypass key at the Access Services Desk. Library associates will photocopy articles, etc., for faculty upon request.
WEPA: A WEPA printing station is located on the first floor. Students can print with from their account. WEPA printing stations are located through out campus.
The D'Angelo Library associates are responsible for the immediate and long-term care of the rich and in-depth print and non-print collections. The Library is committed to providing a comprehensive preservation program consistent with the mission of the Library as well as the Kansas City University.
The Director of the Library, Cataloger/Serials Librarian, Digital Services/Reference Librarian and Access Services/Special Collections Coordinator are responsible for setting up a system of policies, plans, procedures, processes, and resources required to properly care for and prolong the life of the Library's collections. The active preservation program will conserve historical and valuable materials through the application of preventive and corrective measures which will promote respect for the Library and its holdings. Preservation will encompass but not be limited to: good housekeeping and pest control, controlling relative humidity and temperature, providing proper lighting in collection areas, collection security, and creating digital images of historical and archival collections; as well as the more traditional activities of repairing, binding, and reformatting by moving information from one medium to another such as audio or video to digital.
Proper training will be given to any Library associate directly involved in any preservation activity.
The main purpose of a Study Room is to serve the needs of customers who wish a separate room for study as an individual or as a group. The D’Angelo Library provides five rooms for this purpose which are available through proper check-out at the Access Services Desk on a first-come basis. Each room can be reserved for one to four hours. If a Study Room is left unattended for 15 minutes, the room may be assigned to someone else. Study rooms are to remain orderly at all times. Each study room can seat 1 to 8 people, depending on the room, and contains:
Telephone There are telephones available throughout the D'Angelo Library. All phones allow users to make local calls or calls to other extensions at KCU. These phones cannot receive direct calls. We encourage users to be considerate of others by keeping their voice moderate and limiting the time spent to five minutes.
Cell Phone Our customers expect the Library to be a quiet place to read and study with little interruption. If a cell phone is brought into the Library, please make sure the ringer is turned down or off. If a call needs to be placed, please do so outside the Library to help insure a quiet study atmosphere.
FAX A student FAX machine is available in the Library without charge. The FAX machine can be used for local as well as long distance business. Library staff members assist in the use of the FAX machine; however, they do not monitor incoming faxes. Library staff members do not FAX materials for students except when the student FAX machine is not working correctly. Revised 9/20/2012
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