Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Nursing

Collection Management Issues

Replacement: Major multi-edition texts, heavily circulated, high-interest or one-of-a-kind items should be replaced when appropriate.

Multiple Copies: Added copies are purchased when necessary. Certain subject areas may be represented by more than one copy.

Deselection: The nursing literature undergoes regular evaluation for applicability and current research. Older, outdated materials, or materials  are largely sent to remote.

Out of Print: Seldom pursued.

Preservation: Items should be carefully evaluated to determine whether deselection is the more appropriate choice.