Library Assessment for Community Health Solutions

September 28, 2011

This is the Library's report on the proposed Community Health Solutions Institute.

The SFU Library supports the establishment of this Centre as outlined in the proposal. The SFU Library is actively collecting in the areas of Chronic Diseases and Community Health at the Burnaby Campus. As the Centre will be located on the SFU Surrey Campus, there are library costs associated with it.

Exisiting online journal and database subscriptions will adequately support this Institute.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Academic Library will need to start collecting monographs to support this centre.  Books in the subject areas of Chronic Disease (cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc) and Community Health will need to be added to their profile with our book wholesaler.  It is estimated that approximately 20 books/year at an average cost of $180 per book will be required. 

Total library cost:

$3,600 / year ongoing money

The Library will request funding from Surrey Administration to cover these costs.