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Research Collection Proposal Form

[NOTE: The Research Collection program is on hiatus for the 2008/2009 academic year. No proposals will be accepted and no awards made. The program is being reviewed. Please send any ideas or comments about the program to Melissa Spohn, Head of Acquisitions, 370 Library, 330-672-1682.]

This form assists Kent State University Libraries in evaluation of major research collections proposed for purchase.  Funding for these collections is limited and competitive. 


Contact Person Email:

Academic Unit(s):

Proposed Purchase:



Information Source (paste flier, reviews, advertisements, etc):

If part of a collection is being requested, which specific parts are needed?

Projected cost:

Source of pricing information and vender contact person:

How much funding for this purchase will your academic unit provide from its library allocation fund?

For multimedia purchases:

What are liscensing and systems requirements?

Please describe intended use:

Purchase Justification:

Please address the following as specifically as possible, preferably in 500 words or less:

  • Why is the collection needed at Kent State University?
  • What research interests will it support (e.g., specific course numbers and titles)?
  • Do you anticipate the collection being used by other academic units?
  • Does the collection add to existing collections at Kent?
  • Does the collection support a new area of research interest?