Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Biological Sciences/Natural History

Collection Management Issues

Specific policies, if any, on replacement, deselections, out of print acquisition, preservation, etc.

Multiple copies of print monographs are purchased only if material circulates frequently or is in high demand. Materials are replaced if lost or damaged only if they have a recent copyright date, have circulated frequently, or are in demand. Materials are transferred to Special Collections for security reasons only if the head of Special Collections agrees.

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