Defining Balances in Collection Development Policies

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Katie Benjamin
Andrew Keck
Myka Kennedy Stephens
Michelle Spomer


In addition to defining scope, collection development policies are increasingly defining new balances of digital/print, subscriptions/selections, faculty/student/community/regional needs, curricular/research needs, providing access/building a collection, etc. Learn from three librarians who will dig deeply into the issues around defining a particular balance in collection development as well as describe the process for defining these balances on their respective campuses.

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