Consultations & Expertise: Content Development and Analysis

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Content Purchases
CDA welcomes suggestions for purchase from the York community. Requests can be made using our Suggestion for Purchases form. For major purchases, such as recommendations to subscribe to a new database, please contact Patti Ryan, pryan@yorku.ca.  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
As the unit responsible for licensing and facilitating campus-wide access to scholarly content, the CDA team can provide assistance with understanding licensing and terms of use for all our licensed content, and with troubleshooting or technical problems with electronic resources. For questions about licensing or terms of use for our electronic products, please contact Aaron Lupton (aalupton@yorku.ca).  To report a technical or access problem with an electronic product, please contact ereport@yorku.ca.

Challenged Materials
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.  For more information, contact Patti Ryan, pryan@yorku.ca

Library statements: new course proposals or cyclical program reviews
Faculty members in need of a library statement to accompany a new course proposal should contact the appropriate subject librarian.  Questions related to the libraries’ role in cyclical program reviews should be directed to Patti Ryan, pryan@yorku.ca.