Collection Development

Welcome to the Collection Development webpage.  In service of the Libraries' Strategic Plan, this unit supports faculty and staff throughout the libraries in building and maintaining their collections.

The Collection Strategist is responsible for leading and managing a program to provide a 21st Century research library collection advancing transformative teaching, learning, and research at the University. Exercising collaborative leadership and leveraging a growing portfolio of multi-institutional partnerships and initiatives, the Collection Strategist is responsible for developing strategy, advising library leaders, making decisions, and creating processes, programs, and projects for the Ohio State University's diverse and extensive print and licensed electronic content.

Please see the link below (Carmen Wiki login required) for information regarding policies and usage, forms to use, trials and projects, and current ebook packages.  We will be adding things all the time to help you with your work:

If you are looking for help with gift books, please contact Nick Felt with the Collection Management Team, providing the donor information where appropriate.

We have librarians for each subject who make purchases for our collections. Our faculty, staff, and students are invited to contact them: Collection Manager Directory