Purpose and Scope of Collection
Historically, travel reference materials were scattered throughout the reference area and, although of great demand, inconvenient to use. The decision to centralize travel materials was based on the desire to make the materials more conveniently accessible. The travel collection will serve as an information source for both the University population and the public and as an aid in reference assistance.
Reference will support the travel collection at the basic level providing all current information on travel, including materials on transportation schedules, accommodations, and activities. These materials will be purchased in the English language. The exception to this would be in cases where the only travel materials exist in a foreign language. These would be reviewed for selection.
Reference will collect many different types of materials for the travel collection. Guides, books, booklets, and schedules will be obtained. No duplicates will be purchased.
Review of this collection will be an ongoing process.