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Collection Development: Overview

A guide to building quality library collections that serve the entire community.

Collection Development

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Quality collection development isn’t easy.  It involves assessing the library’s collection, crafting a collection development policy, selecting materials, and weeding the collection.  This guide also briefly discusses acquisitions because it is an essential partner of collection development.

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Library Development Services

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Charleston, WV  25305

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West Virginia Library Commission
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