OhioLINK Collection Development Principles

The following collection development principles were proposed by the Cooperative Information Resource Management (CIRM) Committee and accepted by the Library Advisory Council on September 11, 2015.

These broad principles guide the selection of electronic content that is shared among all OhioLINK members:

  • Content meets statewide strategic and sustainable priorities for education and research
  • Decisions about and support for content are made by the member organizations
  • There is a high need across the majority of the membership (basic resources)
  • There is a firm commitment of sufficient funds from the membership (basic resources) or the research intensive members (research resources)
  • Price savings are substantially better than individual institutional purchases or subscriptions
  • Management of the content supports efficiencies for staffing at OhioLINK and membership institutions

September 2015