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More questions...I'm sorry.

I'm wondering if any of you have specific criteria written for the selection 
process of your online databases in your library?  In other words, you have a 
selection policy for books, videos, etc., but have you (do you) observe a specific 
list of criteria for the online databases that you purchase?  How do you examine 
these criteria before you purchase?  Do you make these purchases for your library 
or are they chosen for you (district libraries / administrators / etc.)?

Is price of the database the major factor when you make a selection?  Do you 
include your teachers in your selection process?  Do you feel there is a need for 
specific written criteria for librarians to use---do you have one?

I would be interested if others have written criteria for this area.  You may send 
any documents to me directly (or links to the websites where they are contained to 
the list).

Any ideas, concerns, questions or comments are welcome.  I'm just looking for 
specific criteria for school librarians concerning the selection of databases, but 
I'm finding only college librarian selection criteria (which could be used....) I'd 
love to know if there are documents written with examples for schools, though!


Shonda Brisco, MLIS
US / Technology Librarian
Fort Worth Country Day School
Fort Worth, TX

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