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Collection Development Policy Statement: International Combined  

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Purpose or Scope of Collection

Curricular/Research/Programmatic needs:

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:

  • International Business
  • International Development
  • Various Area Specific collections including but not limited to
    • Africana/African Studies
    • Asian Studies
    • European Studies
    • Latin American & Caribbean Studies
    • Russia, Eastern Europe, & Central Asia Studies
    • Canadian Studies
    • French Studies

Each collection has its own fund and selector. See for other collection development polices:


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