Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: International Combined

Analysis of the Subject Field

  1. Chronology: Varies by collection. Some are more cutting edge and less historical like international business, but many of the others have an historical interest.
  2. Languages: English is the primary language of the collection, but other languages are collected depending on the subject area.
  3. Geography: Geographical restrictions vary by collection. Some cover all like International Development and Business. Some are more restrictive like Africana and Asian. China, for example) as well as the comparative treatment of LHR subjects.
  4. Formats
    • Monographs
    • Journals
    • Trade publications
    • Services
    • Reference material
    • Electronic Databases
    • E-books
    • Microforms are located in the Main Library

    Some collections lend themselves to print while others are more electronic focus. There is typically no duplication of resources in multiple formats, unless they are made available for free or very inexpensively. It is best to look at individual collection development policy statements for more details.

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