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Collection Development Policy

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - WHITEWATER
ANDERSEN LIBRARY
May 13, 1991
Rev. Oct. 1994, Dec. 1995, Feb. 2002, Feb. 2003, Feb. 2007, Oct. 2011
prepared by Collection Development Advisory Committee


  1. Purpose of Collection Development Policy
  2. Missions:
    1. Core mission of the University Cluster
    2. Select mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    3. Vision and mission of Andersen Library
  3. Budget Allocations
  4. Selection Responsibilities:
    1. Department Library Representatives
    2. Collection Manager
    3. Library Faculty/Academic Staff
    4. Patrons
  5. General Guidelines:
    1. General Criteria for Selection of Library Materials
    2. Foreign Languages
    3. Multiple Copies
    4. Out-of-print materials
    5. Textbooks
    6. Theses
    7. Research Projects
    8. Preview of Expensive items
  6. Additional guidelines for various collections:
    1. Area Research Center & Special Collection
    2. Arts Media Center
    3. Curriculum Guide Collection
    4. Electronic Information Resources
    5. Government Documents
      1. Federal Documents
      2. State Documents
      3. Foreign and International Documents
    6. Curriculum Collection
    7. Map Collection
    8. Media Collection
    9. Microform
    10. Pamphlet Collection
    11. Reference Collection
    12. Serials
      1. Periodicals
      2. Standing Orders
      3. Newspapers
    13. Test Collection
    14. Text Book Collection (PreK-12)
  7. Leased Collection
  8. Maintenance of the Collection:
    1. Location
    2. Binding
    3. Replacements
    4. Weeding
    5. Database maintenance
  9. Collection Evaluation
  10. Resource Sharing
  11. Gifts
  12. Copyright Law
  13. Collecting Level
  14. Collection Development Advisory Committee

Appendices:

  1. Examples of reviewing sources
  2. Electronic Library Acquisition Forms (for books, AV, & other)
  3. Submit a Periodical Subscription Request
  4. Preview/Examination Evaluation Form
  5. Statement on Appraisal of Gifts
  6. Library Bill of Rights
  7. Freedom to Read Statement
  8. Intellectual Freedom Statement
  9. Request for Reconsideration Form
  10. Electronic Product Evaluation Form (Microsoft Word document)
  11. Role of the Department Library Representative

Location

Andersen Library
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Contact the Library

Circulation Desk: 262-472-5511
Reference Desk: 262-472-1032

54.204.67.26