Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Engineering

Collection Management Issues

Specific policies, if any, on replacement, deselection, out of print materials, and preservation.

A. Replacement

Heavily used items or parts of multi-volume works are replaced when appropriate and possible.

B. Out of print materials

Out of print materials are not normally considered for purchase.

C. Deselection

Weeding was done on a systematic basis prior to the closing of the Engineering Library.  It is likely that weeding will not done on a systematic basis in the feature.

D. Preservation

Materials are reviewed for preservation as they return from circulation. A complete review of preservation needs of the engineering collection has not been done.

 

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