Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Canadian Studies

Analysis of the Subject Field

1. Chronology of the Subject:

The emphasis will continue to be on the contemporary period.

2. Languages of resources collected:

Emphasis is on English-language materials, nearly to the exclusion of other languages. French language materials are primarily for Quebec with liberal acquisition of translations into English of the most important authors.

3. Geography of the Subject:

The emphasis is on Canada as a federal union and on Ontario as a province. The other parts of the country are not as prominent.

4. Format of the resources collected:

As appropriate.

5. Date of publication of resources collected:

Contemporary publication is favored.

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