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Collection Development Policy

Conservation and Replacement

Conservation recommendations are based on the number of holdings in WorldCat and in the Northeast. Books that are brittle or damaged will be evaluated by the appropriate liaison for repair, replacement, or withdrawal from the collection. Books that cannot be repaired will be considered for replacement based on their in-print status, cost, and the availability of a newer edition. Replacement titles may be acquired when materials become lost, heavily worn, have accessibility issues or exist in an outdated format.