The purpose of the Collection Development Guidelines is to provide a framework for the development and maintenance of library and archival collections at James Cook University. It outlines the current principles, policies and practices that inform the selection, access, maintenance, and relegation of information resources, electronic and print, for the JCU libraries. In addition to the collections of published information resources, the Library has responsibility for creating and maintaining the Reserve Online and the JCU research publications repository on behalf of the University. The Guidelines are used to:
- Guide the selection, acquisition, maintenance and provision of access to information resources by Library and Information Services staff
- Provide the James Cook University community with an overview of the principles that are used in developing and maintaining the Library collection
- Ensure the selection and management of library resources best meets the learning, teaching, and research needs of the University
- Achieve optimal value for money from the library materials budget.