Collection Development Grants

Northern New York Library Network Coordinated Collection Development Plan

About Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA):

Through its Coordinated Collection Development Aid (CCDA) program, New York State financially recognizes the contributions academic libraries make to state and regional resource sharing. By helping academic libraries to build their collections in specific subject areas through annual grants, New York State ensures the people of the state have access to more and richer resources.

Ten NNYLN academic institutions currently receive funding annually from the CCDA program, which is administered on behalf of the New York State Library by the NY3Rs Councils. Participating libraries collect materials in multiple formats in the following subject areas:

Clarkson University Engineering, Business, Information Sciences
Clinton Community College Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Technology, Science
Jefferson Community College Hospitality and Tourism, Nursing, Animal Management, Criminal Justice, Business, Science, Local History, Health, Human Services, Early Childhood Education
North Country Community College Adirondack Studies, Criminal Justice, Future Studies, Massage Therapy, Microcomputers, Radiologic Technology, Small Business, Wilderness Recreation Leadership
Oswego State University of New York General Studies, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Gender Studies, Film Studies, Health Technology, Health Communications, Heatlh Administration
Paul Smith’s College Forestry, Business, Hotel Management, Culinary Arts, Environmental Studies, Fish and Wildlife Science
Plattsburgh State University of New York Canadian Studies, Quebec Studies, Intercultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies
St. Lawrence University Humanities
State University of New York at Canton Engineering, Criminal Justice, business (Sports Management) Nursing and Allied Health, Humanities
State University of New York at Potsdam Humanities

 

Guidelines for CCDA from New York State Library, Division of Library Development:

These state guidelines have been developed by the Program Administrator for the Coordinated Collection Development Program at the State Library with the assistance of the New York Reference and Research Resources Councils (NY3Rs) who administer the program at the local level. The purpose of this program is to enhance academic library collections thereby strengthening regional collections that are available via resource sharing.

Commissioner’s Regulation ß90.15 (d) states that grant funds shall be expended for library materials only; therefore:

  • Library materials can be purchased under the resource sharing program by an academic institution as long as it can be lent to or used by the patrons of members of the reference and research library resources systems.
  • Periodicals, serials, and reference materials can be purchased as long as they can be lent to or used by patrons of members of the reference and research library resources systems; in other words, the materials need not circulate if they do not circulate to students or faculty in the home academic institution.
  •  Electronic database costs can be paid under the resource sharing program by an academic institution if the license permits on site use by patrons by members of the reference and research library resources systems.
  • Fees providing access to materials acquired through document delivery cannot be included because the materials are not subsequently available for loan to others.
  • Duplication of titles purchased with Coordinated Collection Development Program funds in different academic libraries is acceptable if the duplication meets regional collection development needs.
  • All use of Coordinated Collection Development Program funds presumes that there is also an ongoing and substantial commitment of institutional funds to collection development, as required in the legislation for the Coordinated Collection Development Program.

Commissioner’s Regulation ß90.15 (e) Maintenance of Effort states…amount expended for library materials; therefore electronic access to a database from which library materials, e.g. a journal article, journal citation, or other information sources that may be retrieved, can be included as part of the total library materials expenditures in order to demonstrate maintenance of collection-building efforts from year-to-year.