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Collection Development Policy Statement: Africana/African Studies

Levels of Collecting Intensity

Generally, MSU Libraries collect Africana at either level 4 (research level: "the major published source materials required for doctoral study and independent research") or level 3 according to the Conspectus standard, except for North Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, which are between levels 2-3. This is reflected in the very high number of dissertations on Africa completed at MSU over the last ten years--more than any other American university. This general pattern may vary slightly with individual countries.

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