The purpose of the Dimitris and Aliki Perrotis Library (DAPL) collections is to serve the needs of its users, i.e. the faculties and students of the AFS educational programs, whether at the primary, secondary, post-secondary or adult levels.
The Collection Development Policy guides the Library in the selection, acquisition and retention of materials for the Library and to serve as a plan for the overall development of its collections. This policy grows and changes to meet the needs of the Library and its users. Accordingly, it will be reviewed and revised as new resources and technologies become available and as the needs of the Library and its users demand.
In order for our library to establish, and achieve, the highest it is necessary that the collections comprise a variety of print and electronic publishing media including, for example, printed books, printed and electronic journals, electronic media and Internet accessible materials.
In building the library collection, priority is given to materials and subjects, which directly support the curricula of Perrotis College, Undergraduate and Graduate programs. Non-curricular, general interest materials will be collected less intensively for the purpose of providing the library constituency with opportunities for more general exploration in the world of ideas, as well as recreational reading materials.
Current Situation, Collection Scope
Dimitris & Aliki Perrotis Library is the central library with holdings of Perrotis College and the Secondary School: The last weeding and evaluation of DAPL print collection took place in 2011. Holdings include 8229 vols. at a rough percentage of 38.27% English and 61.72% Greek. (Note: a weeding and evaluation of the print collection is programmed for the first semester of 2019).
Perrotis College Library Steering Committee is charged with implementing and overseeing the library acquisition plan for required and recommended readings, advising the Library and the College on other issues regarding electronic and print sources available in the Library and the College, and discussing relevant matters and student problems. Members include the Head Librarian, Perrotis College Librarian and the Heads of Departments and meet twice a year.
Integrated Library System (ILS)
Currently implementing Koha.
Journals, Periodicals and Newspapers
The DAPL carries 28 GR print journals and periodicals, as well as 3 newspapers. The titles are the following:
α-ζ Αρτοποιία - Ζαχαροπλαστική
Αρτοποιός και η δουλειά του, Ο
Βιοτεχνική αρτοποιία & ζαχαροπλαστική
Γεωργία - Κτηνοτροφία
Ελιά και Ελαιόλαδο
Ζ+G: Ζαχαροπλαστείο + Gelateria
Καινοτομία: έρευνα & τεχνολογία
Πανόραμα των ελληνικών σούπερ μάρκετ
Ψητό: το περιοδικό για τη γαστρονομία & τη μαζική εστίαση
Snack and Coffee
The World of Food Ingredients
Μακεδονία - Θεσσαλονίκη
International New York Times
Databases & E-subscriptions
The library subscribes to nearly around 142.000 ebooks representing a broad range of academic subject matters and business topics such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship. Nearly 850 full-text titles including journals, monographs, magazines and trade publications of Food Science and 1500 journals of agricultural related issues.
More specifically the databases are:
Materials added to the Library collections are, primarily, acquired by way of purchase, while gifts and bequests of collections are a welcome supplementary component of collection development. Proper application of the Library’s collection development report goals make it inevitable that only a small percentage of the gifts received will ultimately be added to the collection.
Prior to accepting a gift collection it is necessary for the librarians to learn as much as possible about the content and size of the donation. In the event that the offered materials do not appear to be appropriate for the Library, as defined in the Library’s collection development policy, other potential recipients for the gift should be suggested to the donor.
In the event that the Library accepts a book donation, the following points will be made clear to the Donor:
Similarly, the Library will: