I. Introduction

The Collection Development Policy of Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) outlines the selection criteria and standards used in the acquisition of all Library resources. Within the context of this policy, the term “collection development” is understood to encompass the selection of both materials owned by and housed in the Library and those electronic resources to which the Library provides access.

The purpose of the policy statement is to communicate to all Library users, including staff, faculty, students, administrators, and community members, standards used in the selection of Library materials. This statement is in alignment with the university’s and the Library’s mission and goals.

In order to keep the Library’s policies responsive to changes in the library profession, technology, institutional goals and objectives, the curriculum and the university population, this policy will be revised and updated as necessary.