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Collection Development Policy Statement: Communication Studies

Analysis of the Subject Field

A. Chronology of the subject:

There are no chronological restrictions. While the emphasis is on current and emerging topics, materials that focus on historical topics in communication studies are also considered.

B. Languages of Resources Collected:

While there are no specific language restrictions, the emphasis is on English language materials.

C. Geography of the Subject:

No restrictions. International telecommunication and intercultural communication are areas that are increasingly of interest at Michigan State. Efforts are made in cooperation with other subject librarians to acquire materials that are international in scope.

D. Format of Resources Collected:

All appropriate formats, including print, electronic, and datasets and statistical sources (electronic preferred), are considered.  While microforms might be considered, the preference is for electronic format, given current and future research needs.

E. Date of Publications Collected:

Emphasis is on current publications at present.

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