Collection Guidelines - Overview

The Library's collections of information resources aim to support and enhance the teaching, learning and research activities and strategies of Deakin University.

Collection development and management is driven by the teaching, learning and research needs of the University. Library collections are increasingly dynamic and responsive to the changing University environment as well as the changing information and knowledge environment. Academic library collections have undergone rapid change in recent years. The increasing importance of online information resources has transformed the nature of library collections and the ways users can search and access information resources.

For collections to be up to date and responsive to teaching, learning and research needs, they must be developed through collaboration between library staff and the rest of the University community. Feedback and suggestions regarding the library collections are strongly encouraged and should be sent to your Liaison Librarian or via the Library feedback form.