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Librarians apply their professional judgment and experience in selecting material according to the following list of criteria. All criteria do not apply to each item. Materials are judged as a whole rather than on isolated passages.
Examples of criteria:
Material legally defined by law as pornography is excluded from the collection. However, works that present an aspect of life honestly are not necessarily excluded because of frankness of expression.
All of the foregoing criteria relevant to the selection of materials in traditional formats apply to electronic resources as well. However, because machine-readable formats require nontraditional means of acquisition, storage, and access, some additional criteria must be considered:
Adopted 5/22/85 Rev. 4/9/96, 6/5/07