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Re: Accreditation lists DuBose, Stefanie 15 May 2004 13:46 UTC

Hi Susan,

A few years ago we engaged in a similar project, although aimed at
maintaining indexing resources.  We checked the websites and otherwise
contacted the associations accrediting East Carolina University programs and
found very few resources mandated for accreditation.  In fact, the only
association that comes to mind is the ACS; we simply used the then-current
curriculum to determine what was needed to maintain accreditation.  I hope
that the atmosphere has since changed and that there is more information
available allowing libraries to better support instititutional programs.

Good luck with your project!


Stefanie DuBose
Head, Acquisitions
Acadmic Library Services
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

-----Original Message-----
From: Schleper, Susan P. [mailto:spschleper@STCLOUDSTATE.EDU]
Sent: Fri 5/14/2004 12:37 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Accreditation lists

Hi all,

We are in the process of reviewing our serials titles for
discontinuation of some subscriptions - times are tough.  We sent out a
survey to all departments asking for their input on what would be there
top/middle/bottom oices.  I'm working with the bottom choices to
compile a list of things to remove.  Not all departments responded and a
few of them - like Physics - have some of the higher priced journals
that have shocking cost-per-use stats.  However, I don't want to cancel
something that might jeopardize a departments accreditation.  Is there
some place/resource that I can access that would give me an idea of what
is needed for accreditation purposes?  Or is it a case of "maintaining a
collection adequate to support the curriculum" kind of thing?


Susan Schleper
Serials Librarian, Assistant Professor
St. Cloud State University
phone: 320 308-5525