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University Libraries Collection Development Policy

Policy adopted August 1996

Introduction

  • General Collection
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Collection Development Unit: Mission Statement
  • Diversity
  • Cooperative Collection Development
  • Censorship/Intellectual Freedom

Collection Priorities

  • Collection Development Priorities
  • Core Selection Criteria
  • Languages Collected
  • Collection Levels
  • Materials Not Collected

Approval Plan for Monographs

  • Ordering materials "on approval"

Selection Guidelines for Monographs

  • Multiple Copies
  • Paper/Hardbound Books
  • Textbooks
  • E-Books Textbooks
  • Mircorforms
  • Popular Press
  • BGSU/Local Authors
  • Leisure Reading
  • Replacements
  • Dissertations/Theses

Selection Guidelines for Serials

  • Serials Collection
  • Selection Criteria for Journals
  • Newspapers

Selection Guidelines for Electronic, Audio, Visual & Multimedia Materials  

  • Electronic Databases
  • Electronic Resources
  • Electronic, Audio-Visual and Multimedia Materials
  • Computer Applications
  • Books with appended computer disks or audio recordings

Gifts

  • Introduction
  • Associated Costs of Gifts
  • Donating Materials to BGSU Libraries--Main Collections--Critical Needs
  • Sciences and social sciences
  • Humanities
  • Not Sought
  • How to Donate
  • Donating  Materials to BGSY Libraries--Specialized Collections
  • Magazines and Journals
  • Tax Information for Material Donations
  • Transportation Costs

Subject Statements

(Under development)

  • by College
  • by Department
  • SAMPLE OUTLINE of a Subject-Specific Statement (updated)
  • Special Collections

Collections and Technical Services Procedures & Guidelines