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Collection Development Policy Statement: Gull Lake Library

Analysis of the Subject Field

A. Chronology of the Subject: Emphases/Restrictions

The emphasis is on current research. Journal literature is critical. Selected current monographs are collected, as well as selected classic literature, particularly what is of use to doctoral students working on their dissertations.


B. Languages of Resources Collected: Exclusions/Emphases/Translations

Most materials are in English, although some are in German and a few in French.


C. Geography of the Subject: Emphases/Restrictions

Michigan and the Great Lakes Region including parts of Canada are emphasized in some subjects, i.e. flora and fauna.


D. Format of the Resources Collected: Restrictions, if any

For non-serial materials print is preferred. This is due to the inconsistency with internet connections on the KBS Campus.

Research data - particularly data which is not already openly available or that cannot/will not be placed in existing research data repositories is not normally collected but may be collected if it otherwise meets collection development guidelines for research data. For additional about the guidelines, please see MSU's Digital Research Data Collection Development Policy

 E. Date of Publication of Resources Collected: Emphases, if any

No restrictions


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