Collection Development Policy - Wright Library

Collection Development Policy


This policy provides a set of guidelines for collection development at Wright Library at Princeton Theological Seminary within the framework of the collection’s history, direction, proximity to Princeton University collections, and relationship to other regional and national-level collecting efforts. This policy aims to:

  • describe the current challenges of research-level collecting
  • explain what collection development is and how it is related to strategic directions of the institution
  • outline the criteria which inform the Library’s selections of content, including types of digital content
  • define the scope of collecting support for the academic programs and research of the institution in context with Princeton University collections
  • identify the importance of developing preservation policy and strong ongoing funding necessary to fully implement the policy and fulfill the Library’s mission.
Collection Development Policy (PDF)