Collection Development Guiding Principles

These are general guidelines, which reflect the current state of the Library. Collection development policies address the specificity of various subject areas. For more information contact the respective subject librarian.

The University of Hawai̒i at Mānoa (UH-Mānoa) Library recognizes:

  • The needs of UH-Mānoa students, faculty and researchers are the highest priority.
  • The need to collaborate with and to serve pertinent communities as deemed appropriate by subject librarians.
  • The collections are aligned with the UH-Mānoa’s mission.
  • The collections reflect the UH-Mānoa’s areas of excellence.
  • The collections are kept current and relevant, while supporting collections of record that are specialized and unique.
  • Collection policies and procedures will keep pace with a changing environment (e.g., technology, publishing, higher education, and economy).
  • The Library resources are managed effectively and efficiently.

These principles have been approved by: Members of the Collection Development and Management Committee, Library Leadership Team, and the Interim University Librarian.

November 27, 2017


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