- Types of materials and formats: monographs and serials are
to be supplemented as needed by indexes, bibliographies, maps, films
(documentary and feature), and links to electronic resources. U.S. and
international government documents are a key resource, but most are
collected by that department.
- As noted
above, collection efforts focus on the more theoretical and
policy-making aspects of recent and current efforts of developing
countries, and the results.
- Most collecting will be of materials in
English, with other languages represented as necessary, usually in
connection with foreign publication and/or area studies.
and using materials sources overseas is an important part of collection
management, for reasons of relevance, availability, and economy. Buying
and networking trips have been important in the past, but may be less
so in the future as more material becomes available through increased
foreign dealer capability and/or in electronic form. Capable book
dealers in places like India, Singapore, Africa, etc. routinely make
useful resources in English available through their catalogs.