Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: International Documents

Collection Management Issues

Replacement: Lost or stolen materials replaced based on use or reference value. Other than lost or stolen materials, replacement of heavily used literature and history only.

Weeding: Done when space limitations require. Main stacks duplicates were withdrawn during a 2011-2012 barcoding project.

Out of Print acquisition: To fill in runs of serials, monographic sets, and replace lost materials. Important, core works may be acquired as they become available

Preservation: Items will be sent as needed for rebinding, repair. Brittle books will be recommended for preservation digitization/microfilming