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Collection Development Policies

The  collection development policies describe collecting practices at WSU Libraries and define the scope and nature of the library collections for university faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Some policies cover general collections and resources while others address collecting in specific disciplines.  The policies serve as:

  • guides to library collections and resources

  • descriptions of academic interests and programmatic needs

  • indicators of collection priorities, strengths, weaknesses, and past collecting practices

  • planning documents for future collecting

  • useful tools in resource-sharing and cooperative ventures  with other libraries.


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Summary of Departmental Subject Interests and Collections Needs


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