Ordering literature for the library collections

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Ordering literature for the Learning and Resource Centre collections

You can order via KeyLinks Learning Resources.

Guidelines as agreed by the Library Committees:
course coordinators are responsible for the literature for the Learning and Resource Centre, and determine the number of titles/copies to be ordered for a course; the guidelines only provide the maximum quantity.

For a timely availability of your order, please take the delivery period into account. In most cases, your literature will be available within a week but be aware that the availability of some publications might take up to six weeks.

University of Midwifery Education & Studies (AVMU)

Ordering guidelines UB/Learning Resource

  • For each title ordered for the Learning and Resource Centre, the library will automatically order a lendable copy for the library collection unless already present.
  • For a timely availability of your order, please take the delivery period into account. Dutch publications can take up to six weeks, and foreign language publications can take up to eight weeks.
  • Maximum of eight copies per title
Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences (FHML)

Ordering guidelines UB/Learning Resource

  • For each title ordered for the Learning and Resource Centre, the library will automatically order a lendable copy for the library collection unless already present.
  • The Library tries to provide an up-to-date collection of the needed literature for FHML in the Learning and Resource Centre and as e-books; please be aware of new editions of current titles while updating your Keylinks!
  • If available, an e-book is to be preferred over the print version; in that case, we will order a quarter of the number of print copies aside from the e-book version.
  • As agreed upon by the Educational Institute, the Library may make suggestions about alternative titles which are present as e-books or which may be bought in an e-book version; the Course coordinator stays in charge.
  • If an e-book version is not available the guideline for print editions is in general: 1 copy per 10 students (= 1 Tutor Group), with a minimum of 5 copies, and a maximum of 25 copies.
    The actual number of copies to order depends on the book type:
    • Introductory work: 25 copies as a maximum
    • Textbook: 25 copies as a maximum
    • Monograph: between 5 and 25 copies, depending on the usage during the course
    • Reference work: 5 copies as a maximum
    • Internship book: 5 copies as a maximum.

In special occasions, such as a higher number of students or concurring courses, the maximum number may be increased.

For the time being, in the Book order form of Reference List, the book types Introductory work and Textbook are classified under ‘Obligatory’ and the book types Monograph, Reference work and Internship book are classified under ‘Additional’.

OBLIGATORY BOOKS
An introductory book

  • Deals with the principles of a science or summarise the knowledge of a domain or discipline.
  • Gives the “beginner” a quick overview of a knowledge domain or discipline. Often remains below MD level.

A textbook

  • Deals with the content of a knowledge domain or total discipline in a didactic model. Knowledge often to MD level.
  • Gives way to study the material from front to back, and can also be used to specifically study a chapter.

ADDITIONAL BOOKS
A monograph

  • Provides comprehensive information about a single sub-area within a discipline. Knowledge for this sub-area is often from the basic subjects to the level of the MD / specialist.
  • Is a specialist textbook for the “beginner” and also a reference work for “advanced” students and MD.

A reference work

  • Provides a complete picture of a bigger domain or discipline in an encyclopedic manner. Has the level of the specialist and often no specific didactic structure.
  • Gives way to the targeted search of detailed information within a bigger domain or discipline. Suitable for “advanced” students, MD and specialist.

An internship book

  • Is specifically aimed at acquiring the needed knowledge in internship years 4-5-6, and is a book that is used during the internships in Maastricht and/or in one or more of the internship institutions of FHML in the OORZON-region .
  • Has a practice-oriented focus and layout.
Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE)

Ordering guidelines UB/Learning Resource

  • For each title ordered for the Learning and Resource Centre, the library will automatically order a lendable copy for the library collection unless already present.
  • For a timely availability of your order, please take the delivery period into account. Dutch publications can take up to six weeks, and foreign language publications can take up to eight weeks.


Maximum of three titles per course.

The course coordinator can place an order for an e-book, if available.

Two copies are not for loan (Learning and Resource Centre) and one copy is lendable (open stacks). If there are more than three titles, the library will ask the examiner which three should be available in the Learning and Resource Centre collection.

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASOS)

Please consider the following ordering guidelines:

  • If available, an e-book is to be preferred over the print version
  • When purchasing an e-book, additionally one print copy is made available
  • Per course up to 15 titles
  • It is possible to order several copies of a particular title and to vary the number of titles and number of copies per title, but the total number of copies for a course should never be more than 5 copies for every 10 students.
Faculty of Law (FL)

Please consider the following ordering guidelines (they apply to all programmes!):

  • If available, an e-book is to be preferred over the print version
  • When purchasing an e-book, additionally one print copy is made available
  • Regarding compulsory reading per course:
    • Up to 5 titles
    • 1 copy per 15 students with a maximum of 10 copies
    • It is possible to vary the number of titles and number of copies per title, but the total number of copies for a course should never be more than 50 (5 titles x 10 copies)
  • Regarding additional literature per course:
    • The number of titles is unlimited
    • 1 copy per title
Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN)

Please consider the following ordering guidelines:

  • For each title ordered for the Learning and Resource Centre the library will automatically order a lendable copy for the library collection unless already present.
  • If available, an e-book is to be preferred over the print version
  • Per course up to 3 titles
  • 1 copy per 15 students with a maximum of 20 copies
  • It is possible to vary the number of titles and number of copies per title, but the total number of copies for a course should never be more than 60 (3 titles x 20 copies)
School of Business and Economics (SBE)

Please consider the following ordering guidelines:

  • If available, an e-book is to be preferred over the print version
  • Regarding compulsory and additional books per course: 1 copy per 15 students with a minimum of 2 copies and a maximum of 5 copies.

Since it is not possible to have sufficient copies available for all students in all courses, literature is purchased in small numbers and students are expected to buy their own copies. Please add a comment to this effect in your course material. For example: ‘Students are strongly advised to buy the compulsory literature’.

University College Venlo (UCV)

Please consider the following ordering guidelines:

  • If available, an e-book is to be preferred over the print version
  • When purchasing an e-book, additionally one print copy is made available
  • Regarding compulsory reading per course:
    • 1 copy per 15 students
  • Regarding additional literature per course:
    • 1 copy per title