Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Religious Studies. Last updated 05-17-2023

Collection Management Issues

General interest materials, not related to curricular or research needs may be withdrawn when "used up" or outdated. 

Duplicate copies not checked out in ten years may be withdrawn.

Materials needing binding, rebinding, repair, conservation, or relabeling may be identified during weeding projects, by the bibliographer, or when returned from circulation, by circulation staff. Defaced books in current use will be replaced whenever possible.

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

Participation of our materials in MI-SPI, SPARC, or LOCKSS programs might be considered, if it has not been already.

If we assist faculty or 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.