Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Museum Studies and Library Science

Collection Management Issues

  • Specific policies, if any, on replacement, de-selection, out-of-print acquisitions, preservation, conservation, etc.
  • Multiple copies may be purchased for high-demand titles and/or titles authored by MSU faculty or staff.
  • Replacement copies, if available, are usually ordered for high-circulation material or that which is important for the completeness of the collection.
  • Out-of-print materials are not normally considered for purchase, unless there is sufficient demand and resources available.