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Collection Development Policy Statement: Canadian Studies

Factors Influencing Collection Policy

A. Anticipated Future Trends

The Canadian Studies Centre’s current direction will not change in the medium term. Depending on several proposed initiatives, there may be an increased emphasis on trade, agriculture, and health issues.

B. Relationships with other resources:

  1. On-campus branch or format collections:

    We have substantial microform holdings for Canadian Studies. Among these are 1751-1800 imprints, several decades of the Toronto Globe and Mail, and the English language/literature and First Nations sections of Pre-1900 Canadiana.

  2. Regional or network resources:

    The MSU Libraries have the premier Canadian Studies collection in the Big Ten. The Bowling Green State University Library has access to the CANSIM statistical database. The Clements Library at the University of Michigan has rare books dealing with early Canadian history, especially the Age of Exploration. The State Historical Society of Wisconsin has a rich collection of Canadiana.

C. Relationships to resources treated in other policy statements.

  • Literature, American/English
  • Literature, French
  • Maps and Atlases (Canadian topographical series)
  • Ethnic Studies (native peoples)
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