The Department of Collection Management for Coastal Carolina University's Kimbel Library is responsible for acquiring and providing access to books, serials, media, and electronic resources for the Library's collections; maintaining the bibliographic records describing these items in the online catalog; and the weeding and preservation of the collections.
This includes selection, de-selection, collection assessment, ordering, receipt of all gifts, receipt of all monographic, non-print and electronic resources as well as for new serial title considerations, renewals, claiming, binding and cancellation of all serial subscriptions in all formats.
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Collection Management Policy
The efforts of collection development and maintenance are not based on subjective choice or chance selection but are rooted in the principles of librarianship which use systematic acquisition policies based on meaningful data to build collections.
Taken together, the organization and administration of these activities constitute the collection development and maintenance policies of Kimbel Library. As such, the collection development policies are designed for use as long-range planning tools, as a means of communicating the collection goals of the library, and as guidelines for day-to-day selection decisions.
Read the Kimbel Library Collection Management Policy
The librarians are assigned to departments as follows: