Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Nursing

Collection Management Issues

Replacement: Major multi-edition texts, heavily circulated, high-interest or one-of-a-kind items should be replaced when appropriate.

Multiple Copies: Added copies are rarely purchased. Certain subject areas such as nursing theory may be represented by more than one copy.

Deselection: The nursing literature does not have a long shelf life. Therefore, older material, especially undergraduate level items, are appropriate for withdrawl. Serial subscriptions should be regularly and carefully reviewed.

Out of Print: Seldom pursued.

Preservation: Items should be carefully evaluated to determine whether deselection is the more appropriate choice.

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