Library Collection Management Policy
The quality of Library collections is fundamental to the University’s success in learning, teaching and research. Therefore, the Library, in close cooperation with academic staff, must select, manage and exploit its collections of print and electronic resources, and facilitate cooperation with and access to other collections, in a manner which will help the University achieve its aims.
The purpose of the Library Collection Management Policy (PDF, 161 Kb) is to provide academic and Library staff with guidelines for making decisions about the development, management and exploitation of Library collections. The policy will:
- describe the purpose and scope of the collection;
- clarify responsibilities for collection development and management;
- set out the Library’s policy and provide guiding principles to inform and underpin subject-specific collection policies and day-to-day decisions with regard to: selection, acquisition, access, preservation, relegation and withdrawal of library materials.
It is intended that this policy is accompanied by subject-specific collection management policies, which are developed and updated by Faculty and Subject Librarians in liaison with academic staff.