Purchase of Working Copies of Published Materials from Non-Library funds

Purchase of Working Copies of Published Materials from Non-Library funds

Non-Library funds, including research grants, may be used to purchase working copies of published material. Working copy purchases are not handled by the Library.

Working copies of published materials from Non-Library Funds

Financial units are permitted to order certain categories of library-type material without reference to the Library. Non-library funds, including research grants, may be used to purchase published materials in the following categories. Examples of such material include:

  • Working copies, such as
    • computer, laboratory and field work manuals
    • teaching tools such as study guides, test banks, instructor manuals, field manuals
  • Materials that cannot be licensed for whole of University use, such as
    • psychological testing instruments and accompanying manuals which are only available to qualified psychologists
    • industry data or market research reports which cannot be licensed for whole-of-University use
    • Copies of case studies provided to students
  • Materials provided to students, such as
    • Field manuals
    • Case studies
  • Materials needed to support the delivery of a University Consultancy (as defined in the Enterprise Agreement) or provided by the University to a partner institution to meet the University’s obligations under a partnership agreement
  • Ephemeral items, such as a reprint of an article or a pamphlet which is not appropriate to include in the Library collection

The appropriate natural account for these materials is 5027 – Book Purchases Non Library.

Ownership of working copies

All materials purchased with University funds become the property of the University and must remain under the University's control.

Advisory services

The Library staff are happy to provide an advisory service to financial units on the purchase of worktools as appropriate.

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