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UWF Libraries Collection Development and Management Policy

Collection Goals & Principles

UWF Libraries provide:

  • Current, diverse, and balanced collections in a variety of formats that support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the entire UWF community.
  • Funding centrally to serve colleges and programs at all locations. We also focus on developing collections in areas in which new and expanded university courses and programs are anticipated and perpetual ownership of electronic acquisitions.
  • Carefully selected resources on topics of high current interest and in subject areas not presently covered by UWF instructional and research programs in order to contribute to a general, well-rounded education. UWF Libraries also offers a robust document delivery (DL) system and interlibrary loan (ILL) service to ensure UWF users at all locations have access to library resources at all locations and beyond.
  • Collections that represent the diversity of the human experience. Contents meet the diverse needs of UWF users and reflecting a broad spectrum of perspectives in cultures, heritages, societies, countries, abilities, and technologies shall be represented in all collections.
  • Resources that meet the evolving accessibility standards and are available to all UWF users. We ensure that library collections are accessible to users of different abilities through the provision of various formats, assistive technologies, and other accommodations.

Collection Arrangement

The majority of materials are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Exceptions include government documents, Professional Studies Library curriculum materials, archival manuscripts, and other unpublished collections.