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Collection Development Policy Statement: Parks and Recreation

Factors Influencing Collection Policy

A. Anticipated Future Trends

Collecting should follow and anticipate, when possible, major trends and developments in parks and recreation. The collection should also reflect significant curricular changes. Several purchases made through the CIC for electronic journal packages are available to MSU affiliates.

The growth of data-intensive research is exponential. Grant-funded research will increasingly demand data management plan specifications, including considerations for publishing and sharing data. Relevant granting agencies such as the USDA, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and NASA will soon include these data management requirements. This will increase the need for awareness of data publication venues.

B. Relationships with Other Resources

Regional or network resources:  There are significant collections in the area of parks, recreation, and tourism at both the University of Michigan Libraries and at Wayne State University, as well as other CIC institutions.

C. Relationships to Resources Treated in Other Policy Statements

Biological Science/Natural History: applied areas of plant science related to natural forest communities
Botany: applied areas of plant science related to natural forest communities
Digital Research Data
Engineering: construction engineering
Environmental Studies: natural resources management, sustainable programs
Hospitality Business.
U.S. Documents: Federal Forest Service and the Department of Interior

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