Materials published or produced and sold as a continuing resource and/or that have fees continuing beyond the initial purchase fee are identified and suggested by the subject librarian. The decision to purchase will be made by balancing the competing requests and the available budget for continuing resources.
Subject Selector :
Electronic Resources librarian :
When it is apparent that funds are currently available and will be available in subsequent years to pay for continuing resources, an appropriate group of Subject Selectors and Library Administrators will be convened to choose which resources will be purchased.
Electronic Resources must meet the following criteria:
Electronic resources should adhere to general user expectations such as:
The Sam Houston State University Newton Gresham Library purchases access to or data from publishers who require signed license agreements. When negotiating license agreements, the Library keeps the interests of the user in mind and refrains from purchasing products where use restrictions would seriously impede research or be impossible to enforce. The NGL Director coordinates the review of license agreements and submits the signed license agreement as part of the ordering procedure. The Library will consult with the General Counsel to amend vendor license agreements on a case-by-case basis to ensure use is granted to the fullest extent possible.
A subscription to a product may be canceled if: