Acquisition PolicyLibrary Collection
Basically, selection is carried out according to the disciplines belonging to the University’s fields of study. In addition, the Library also buys material from related disciplines, provided that it is relevant to the University’s study and research focus. The same also applies to the collection intensity.
If materials do not comply with the Library’s acquisition profile, then they are ordered through the interlibrary loan system.
Currently, the University Library has three branches; Bozen/Bolzano, Brixen/ Bressanone and Bruneck/Brunico, which are connected by a daily delivery service. This delivery service ensures a coordinated collection development, so that only in exceptional cases are additional identical copies purchased for more than one branch. The acquired material relates to the fields of study and research of special institutions of the University such as the Language Centre and the Centre for Language Studies and to the Faculties.
The University Library collection development includes the following disciplines: Economics, Law, Agricultural science, Engineering, Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, Art and Linguistics.
In addition, the library also purchases interdisciplinary material as well as media for language acquisition.
Following the University’s trilingual model, the Library’s acquisition policy primarily focuses on German, English and Italian material and preferably on original language editions. However, some textbooks are also bought in translation as this can facilitate studying.