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Collection Development: Overview

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

Collection Development

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

1900 Kanawha Blvd., E.

Charleston, WV  25305

Phone: 304-558-2041

Fax: 304-558-4066

West Virginia Library Commission
1900 Kanawha Blvd East | Culture Center, Bldg. 9 | Charleston, WV 25305
In-State Toll Free : (800) 642-9021 | (304) 558-2041