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Collection Development - Electronic Resources

12. Electronic Resources

The Fargo Public Library receives its electronic resources from two sources: the state of North Dakota and by direct purchase from vendors. State database subscriptions are handled by the North Dakota State Library and administered through the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN).

The selection of electronic resources is conducted through requests made by the Information Services Department Staff. When possible, the entire Information Services staff will meet and test the proposed electronic resource in the computer lab. If the resource is deemed satisfactory in usability, affordability and projected general appeal, it will be selected and added to the librarys online databases.