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Collection Development

Collection Development

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

The College Education Committee has endorsed a Vision that every taught course should have a MyReadingLists list by 2016-17 and expects the academic community to work towards this goal.  Over the next two years Library Services will be providing ongoing support to academic staff and administrators in the practicalities of creating and updating MyReadingLists lists for their courses. By 2016-17 all the reading list material that you require must be requested via MyReadingLists.

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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