As more university research and interests gains a more international focus, it is essential that the MSU Libraries have the necessary collection to meet user needs. President Lou Anna Simon has defined MSU as a world grant institution instead of land grant institution. Many colleges and departments have an international interest and international is a well diversified area and not easy to define. The Libraries own collection reflects this own variety. It is a interdisciplinary area that is made up of various funds and subjects including:
Each collection has its own fund and selector. See for other collection development polices: http://www.lib.msu.edu/about/collections/policy.jsp.