The main requisites applicable to donated documents are as follows:
The subject matter of donated documents must be relevant to library users' needs and the areas in which the UOC carries out study, teaching and research activities.
Only resources in good physical condition shall be accepted. Documents shall be turned down if they have been torn, written on, defaced or damaged in any other way, are mouldy or are obsolete.
In the event of the library already having two copies of a document offered as a donation, it shall decide whether or not to incorporate the document into its collection on the basis of loan and consultation data. Donors may use the UOC's catalogue to find out whether or not the library already has copies of the documents they are offering prior to making their donation.
The library shall not accept reproductions (photocopies, recordings, etc.) of any kind of material (bibliographic, audiovisual, etc.), except in special cases, which shall be considered on an individual basis.
In the case of a journal that already features in its collection, the library shall look to fill any gaps in its resources (missing issues or years).
In the case of a journal that does not already feature in its collection:
- The library shall not accept individual issues, apart from monographic issues on a subject of relevance to the library's collection.
- The library shall give consideration to full series to decide whether or not to incorporate them into its collection.