Indiana University South Bend Libraries Collection Development Policy

Collecting Practices and Selection Criteria

The Libraries’ collecting practices reflect the need to be flexible and responsive to campus and curricular needs while taking into account changes in the research trends, financial support, library operations, technology, and the publishing industry. These practices, which will be periodically reviewed, also ensure that consistency and judicious decision-making among those who have responsibility for developing collections and to provide a tool for evaluating and improving collections in all subject areas.

Subject specific collection policies guide the development of collections to support the curriculum.

Last reviewed: 05/2020