Collection Development Policy
Purposes of the Collection Development Policy
This collection development document is designed as a guide to the collection philosophy of the Law Library, and as a blueprint for the preservation and future direction of the Law Library collection, consistent with the mission of the Law Library. This policy statement will allow present and future librarians to consistently select resources based upon stated criteria, and to provide access to a substantial array of legal information resources while avoiding unnecessary duplication. This document will provide a basis for reasoned allocation of acquisitions funds, and will inform the Law Library faculty and the communities it serves of the scope and nature of the existing array of resources. By defining the commitments of the Law Library in specific areas, and its reliance on other institutions for certain resources, this policy document should also facilitate cooperative arrangements with other libraries in the provision of access to resources.