Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: French Studies

Collection Management Issues

Policies for management, renewal, conservation, and preservation of the French studies collection are those in effect for the Main Library as a whole. Duplicate copies not checked out in ten years may be withdrawn. Materials needing binding, rebinding, repair, conservation, preservation, or relabeling may be identified during weeding projects, by the bibliographer, or when returned from circulation, by the circulation staff.  Defaced books that are being actively used will be replaced whenever possible.

I recommend keeping the French studies Microcopy Guides on 2 West in the Main Library.  This is reference material needed to use microform sets effectively.

If we assist faculty or graduate students in obtaining “bulk” loads of content sub-sets from our electronic resources, the Libraries would like to be considered for retention of the digital products; if we are chosen, then electronic storage space for same will need to be provided, as will appropriate staff/staff time for maintenance.