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Collection Development

Collection Development

Library Services ensures that its collections develop in line with the teaching and research requirements of the University. We do this through extensive communication, ensuring reading lists are sent directly from Schools to the library acquisitions team, and selecting resources based on requirements identified by both ourselves and Schools.

Library Services has a Reading Lists Vision and Strategy that places reading lists at the heart of curriculum design and ensures that we can work in collaboration with educators to provide the right resources to students in an efficient and cost-effective way.

For more information on using MyReadingLists, including instructions on how to submit your reading lists, please see the MyReadingLists Lib Guide.

Academic staff, students and NHS staff wishing to recommend a book for purchase that is not specifically required for a reading list should use the book purchase request form, giving as much detail as possible. To recommend that the library purchase a new journal or database subscription then the journal or database request form should be used. 

Collection development and Management Policy

To facilitate the development of the collections, the Library Services Collection Development and Management Policy sets out the scope and nature of the collections at King’s, and priorities for future development in line with the wider strategic aims of the institution. This policy has been created in discussion with Faculty staff and sets out how we acquire and manage information resources to support learning, teaching and research at King's and in the wider community.

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