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Collection Development Policy Statement: English and American Literature

Collection Management Issues

The MSU Library’s policies concerning preservation and management of the stacks in Main apply to collection of English and American Literature. Destroyed or partially destroyed materials will be removed, and replacements will be ordered if available and if not owned by the MSU Libraries in another format (such as those items held electronically). The Conservator for the MSU Libraries shall determine the reparability of a given item.

Weeding: Items not checked out for a period of 10 years and thought to be of “marginal” research value may be removed to Remote Storage, and are to be considered so by the bibliographer for this subject area. Items found to be of greater monetary or research value may be removed to Special Collections—with the consultation of the Head of that unit.

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