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Collection Development Policies and Procedures

Collection Development Values Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

FSU Libraries acknowledges the long and systematic history of collection development strategies and cataloging practices within academic research institutions which exclude and diminish discoverability of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+, disabled, and the neurologically diverse communities’ voices and scholars....Read More...

Open Access Collection Development Policy

This document provides strategic direction and guidance regarding the allocation of FSU Libraries' collections funds to support the dissemination of scholarly resources through open access models. Read More...

General Collections Materials Donation Policy

The University Libraries accepts gifts of books and other information resources that enhance the collections and support the University's instruction and research programs. Donated materials should be in good condition... Read More...

Guidelines for Deaccessioning University Libraries General Collections

The deaccession and withdrawal process is an important part of collection management at the Florida State University Libraries. The regular withdrawal of damaged, outdated, out-of-scope, or duplicate materials helps the Libraries maintain relevant and easily accessible collections. These guidelines primarily affect materials in the general collections of the FSU Libraries, as materials in other collections, such as Government Documents, Special Collections & Archives, Law, and Music may have additional considerations. Read More...

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About The Florida State University Libraries

The mission of the University Libraries is to support and enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of the Florida State University...

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