Collection Guidelines


The Collection Development Guidelines(PDF, 3MB) underpin the management and development of the collections of Hume Libraries, a diverse and broad collection of print and electronic resources tailored to meet the needs and interests of the community. The strategy provides a framework for developing collections at Hume Libraries which meets community demand in a financially accountable, sustainable way. It is reviewed annually so that it maintains relevance to our community. 

In an evolving information landscape, library services must adapt to shifting user requirements, obsolescence or revival of formats, and the emergence of new ones. Ensuring ongoing access to knowledge and a broad array of information resources is imperative. The management of a traditional print-based collection will coexist with the incorporation of digital resources and other formats.