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Collection Development Policy Statement: Women's and Gender Studies

Analysis of the Subject Field

A. Chronology of the subject:

There are no chronological restrictions. Materials on both current and historical topics are considered.

B. Language of resources collected:

The gender studies librarian selects English language materials primarily, although materials in other languages are also considered. Area studies librarian cooperatively select materials written in the languages specific to their respective geographic foci.

C. Geography of subject:

No restrictions. Women, gender and global change is an area of historical and current interest at Michigan State. Efforts are made in cooperation with other librarians (particularly the area studies and international development librarians) to acquire materials that are international in scope.

D. Format of resources collected:

All appropriate formats, including print, electronic, and microforms (although electronic format is preferred) are considered. Datasets and statistical sources are considered.

E. Date of publications collected:

Emphasis is on current publications, but retrospective works are also considered.

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