Materials Selection & Collection Development Policy

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Table of Contents

Introductory Information

  • Purpose
  • Mission Statement
  • Mandates and Goals
  • Responsibility for Selection of Material
  • Selection Priorities
    • Relevant Statutory Language
    • State Library Discretion Categories
    • Audience

Maine Author Collection

  • Location
  • Maine Author Criteria
  • Specific Collection Criteria
    • Fiction and Poetry
    • Non-fiction
    • Children’s Books
  • Alternative Formats

Other Special Collections

  • Maine Vertical File
  • Maps
  • Audio Collection
  • Periodicals
  • Federal Government Documents
  • Maine State Government Documents
  • Reference Collection

Material Format

  • Digitized Collection
  • E-Books
  • Microforms

Gifts

Challenged Materials

Selection Procedure

  • Selection Categories

Weeding Procedure

  • Defined Weeding Criteria

Collection Development & Weeding

  • by Dewey Class

Acknowledgements

Appendixes

Reference Department, 2009