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Collection Development Policy Statement: Classical Studies

Collection Management Issues

Specific Policies, if any, on replacement, deselection, out-of-print acquisitions, preservation, etc.

Publications in Classical Studies are less rapidly superseded than in most other areas of the humanities. Nevertheless, superseded editions, multiple copies of texts from the old undergraduate collection, and translations of no independent literary value may be deselected. The deterioration of journals is the main concern of preservation. If rebinding is not an option, replacements are actively sought. Antiquarian and out-of-print catalogs are occasionally perused for retrospective collection development in light of current curricular focuses.

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