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Valencia College Library Collection Development Procedure

Definition of Collection Development

The primary purpose of collection development is to meet the informational needs of learners. Collection development refers to the process of building and maintaining the library’s entire materials collection, encompassing print, non-print, and digital formats. Physical materials purchased with library funds are for the library collection only. The collection development process includes the formulation of guidelines and procedures, coordination of acquisition activities, budget formulation and allocation, needs assessments, collection evaluations, selection, resource sharing and deselection.