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Library Collections Policy

The Collections Policy aims to deliver a dynamic, relevant and evolving collection of library resources to support teaching, learning and research in the University and, where practical, in the wider learning community.

The full Collections Policy is provided as a downloadable PDF. You will need Adobe Reader to access it.


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East Asian Studies (EAS)

The East Asian Studies (EAS) Collection policy sets out the principles and guidelines for developing and maintaining the EAS collection.

Pre-1900 Published Items

The December 2013 Library Committee supported a proposal to move towards publication prior to 1900 as the criteria for which printed items should be added to the Special Collections. The Policy is being piloted in the Main Library and University Collections Facility (née Library Annexe), and with new acquisitions only. More information is included in the Library Committee Paper below.

The Library Collections Policy will be reviewed updated in due course.

The Library is currently unable to systematically collect books authored or edited by University staff, but encourages the donation of these items for the collections.

Such donated items are recorded in the PURE system for the purposes of research assessment and reporting exercises.

More information is available on the Scholarly Communications webpage below.

Scholarly Communications Policy on Books written and edited by University staff