CRL and the Linda Hall Library [located in Kansas City, MO] have agreed upon and adopted a set of policies and guidelines to advise and steer collection development priorities by the two organizations in the years ahead, furthering the Global Resources STE Partnership.
Developed by CRL Senior Advisor Stephen Bosch (University of Arizona), in consultation with the Global Resources STE steering committee, the collection management policies are based on a detailed collections assessment conducted in 2013.
That assessment identified where the joint CRL/LHL collection was “truly excellent,” based upon subject areas as well as language. These areas—principally serials in Chemistry, Engineering, and the Physical Sciences—will be the highest priority for continued development of shared holdings.
The guidelines commit to maintaining active subscriptions and (depending on available resources) adding new titles to enhance the collections.
Serials will continue to be the primary focus of the partnership, while monographs and other documentation supporting the journal collection will be considered to a lesser extent.
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