Content Development & Analysis (CDA) is the library department dedicated to building and curating high quality, accessible and multidisciplinary collections that enable innovative research and teaching. The CDA team is committed to ensuring that our community has the broadest possible access to this content, whether through advocating for fair and appropriate licensing terms, or through strategic investment in sustainable models for open access and open data content.
CDA advances excellence in research, teaching, and learning at York University through:
CDA welcomes suggestions for purchase from the York community. Requests can be made using our Suggestion for Purchases form. All suggestions are reviewed with consideration given to cost, availability and relevance to the Libraries’ collection development policy and the University’s curricular needs.
Electronic Resources: Licensing and Access
The CDA team is committed to building research collections that represent a variety of subjects, viewpoints and perspectives. Community members who have concerns about any item in the Libraries’ collection should first read YUL’s Challenged Materials Policy.
Library Statements (new course proposals or cyclical program reviews)
CDA also consults with faculty members in need of a library statement to accompany new course proposal as well as playing a role in cyclical program reviews.