Suggested Core Collections

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Suggested Core Collections

The Suggested Core Collection List is a list of publication titles suggested for selection by academic, public, and law libraries. Large depository libraries (over 600,000 volumes) would select most of the titles indicated for their type of library as a matter of course. Smaller depository libraries (up to 150,000 volumes) and medium depository libraries (150,000 - 600,000 volumes) should review the list, and select any titles that seem pertinent to the institution mission and the information needs of the community.

In an attempt to present a broad range of selections, the core list errs toward the inclusive. It can be used as a benchmark for startup collections, but should also be consulted when evaluating existing collections.

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