Appendix I: Expensive Items

  1. Any item that is recommended for library purchase will be considered expensive if it falls into any of the categories listed in Section 3 below.

  2. To ensure that the recommendation of an expensive item for library purchase is supported and approved by the department, the recommendation must be endorsed by the Head (or his/her designate) or a Chair Professor of the department of the recommender.

  3. Category Cost at or exceeding
    A. Books in English or other non-Chinese languages US$600.00
    B. Books in Chinese US$250.00
    C. Set of Books (per Set) US$1,000.00
    D. All Serials Subscription *****
    E. Serials Backsets (per Order per Title) US$1,000.00
    F. Media Resources US$600.00

    ***** All serials titles recommended for library purchase must be endorsed by Head (or his/her designate) or a Chair Professor of the department irrespective of the cost.

    That only US currency is listed is to make the table simple and easy to use. Other currencies should be converted to US dollars for checking purpose.

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