Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Allied Health

Trends and other factors that influence collection practices

Factors Influencing Collection Policy

A. Anticipated Future Trends

Collecting should follow and anticipate, when possible, major trends and developments in allied health. The collections should reflect curricular trends and support new and emerging areas of research and practice. There is an increased demand for electronic resources and information formats beyond the traditional books and journals, including diagnostic and point-of-care tools.

B. Relationships with Other Libraries and Resources

Network of the National Library of Medicine

The MSU collection is a component of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region (NNLM GMR). The MSU Libraries serve as a Resource Library for the region, supporting hospital libraries and other libraries through interlibrary loan.

Big Ten Academic Alliance

MSU and its Libraries are a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA). Consortial purchases with the BTAA have added important online resources, especially large journal and ebook packages.

C. Relationships to Resources Treated in Other Policy Statements

Biological/Biomedical Sciences genetics, neuroscience, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry
Education speech education, deaf education, special education, and speech for prospective teachers
Linguistics phonetics; the syntactic, semantic and pragmatic development of language
Medicine otolaryngology, anatomy, neurology, and other clinical subjects