Collection Development Resources

The Best Practices Subcommittee of the Appraisal and Acquisitions Section has compiled a series of resources for those interested in learning more about crafting collection development policies and their use in the field. 

Creating and Revising Policies

Looking to draft or update a collection development policy for your institution? This section provides archivists with starting points and inspiration -- from example policies to testimonials and helpful literature citations.

Collection Development Policy Survey

In 2016, the Best Practices Subcommittee conducted a survey to investigate the use of collection development policies, barriers to creating or maintaining them, and perceptions of their value and accessibility.  The subcommittee analyzed the results and compiled a report in 2017. 

Interested in learning what we discovered? This section includes a summary of the results and the full report.