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Collection Development Policy Statement: Asian Studies

Factors Influencing Collection Policy

In the above statement I have not included materials from and about Asia suitable for the Business Library. The Asian Studies selector should cooperate closely with the head of the Business Library in implementing collection responsibilities. The Business Library has a sizable commitment to cope with the national and state interest in understanding international and Asian business and providing information relevant to the Michigan economy’s external relationships. Material dealing specifically with the conduct of business and the techniques and materials of management is the responsibility of the Business Library; theoretical and general economic studies are the responsibility of the economics selector; material dealing with international development is the responsibility of that field’s selector, unless the material is specific to Asia. In general, material focusing on Asian economies, or the history or political context of Asian economics, is the responsibility of the Asian Studies selector. Analogous divisions of responsibility with other selectors and branch libraries (Fine Arts, Ag Econ, etc.) have been established.

The emphases described here should serve as guidelines also for Government Documents in collecting international documents from and about Asia (e.g., Asian Development Bank).

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