Collection Management Practices

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These collection management practices are intended to reflect the mission of South Texas College (STC) Library Services to provide a welcoming, learning-centered environment, rich in quality information resources and outstanding services to meet the research, instructional and learning needs of the South Texas College students, faculty, staff and community. These practices also serve to guide staff in the selection and retention of materials and to inform our Library users of the principles supporting selection, retention, and collection management decisions. These practices are also informed by the following documents:


Approved by the Library Collection Development Advisory Committee and adopted by the Library Administrative Team in September 2012. Updated January 2018.