Middlebury

Research & Collection Services

The Research & Collection Services (RCS) area of LIS is responsible for acquiring materials that are added to library collections, for making them available through MIDCAT, prepares them for the shelves, maintains and updates the MIDCAT database, and preserves library materials.  RCS is also the home of the reference & instruction librarians, and oversees the LIS liaison program.

Collection Policy -- General

Purpose

The Collection Development policy of Middlebury College Library furnishes general written guidelines that relate the Library's collection development efforts to the needs and interests of the Middlebury College community. Because it is the College's chief provider of books, maps, serials, government documents, microforms, bibliographic databases, and other materials, the Library's central purpose is to support first the teaching and learning activities that uphold the curriculum and second the research and service responsibilities of the College.

Collection Policy -- Music

Purpose

This policy outlines the written guidelines for the continued growth and maintenance of Middlebury College's music collection and is a supplement to the Middlebury College LIS Collection Development Policy. By articulating the collection goals and policies, this document helps to ensure that the music collection supports the needs of the College community. The policy acknowledges the music collection's distinct roles in: