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Collection Development

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Sacramento County Public Law Library 
San Diego County Public Law Library

Connecticut State Library Information Services Division (Law and Legislative Collections)

Eighth Circuit
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Maryland State Law Library: Email Steve Anderson, Director

Dakota County Law Library
Minnesota State Law Library (.pdf)

Utah State Law Library (.pdf)

Washington, D.C.
Library of Congress (Law and Government Publications)

Wisconsin State Law Library (.pdf)

Wyoming State Law Library (.pdf)


NOTE: This list is not comprehensive. The resources chosen are based on currency (within the last five years) and specificity for the state, court and county law library type.


American Association of Law Libraries, (2002). AALL county public law library standards. Retrieved Dec. 01, 2005, from AALL Web site:

American Association of Law Libraries, (2005). Standards for appellate court libraries and state law libraries. Retrieved Dec. 01, 2005, from AALL Web site: 

Schonfeld, Robert. (2004). Nonsubscription side of periodicals : changes in library operations and costs between print and electronic formats. Retrieved Dec. 01, 2005, from CLIR Web site:

Bibliography of resources for creating collection development policies. (2004). Retrieved Dec. 01, 2005, from Acquisitions Committee, Technical Services Special Interest Section, AALL Web site:


Books and bytes : balancing formats in today's libraries : satellite videoconference, April 13, 2000 ... : participant materials. 2000. Chicago: AALL.

Burgett, James. 2004. Collaborative collection development: a practical guide for your library. Chicago: ALA.

Chiorazzi, Michael G. 2002. Law library collection development in the digital age. Binghampton, NY: Haworth Information Press.

Cotter, Gladys. 2005. Electronic collection management and electronic information services. Information Services & Use, 25(1), 23-34.

Court library management : making the invisible visible, November 4-6, 1999, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia. 1999. Williamsburg, VA: National Center for State Courts.

Hoffman, Frank. 2005. Library collection development policies : academic, public, and special libraries. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

Izbicki, Thomas M. April 2005. Electronic-products : questions to ask vendors--and yourself. Charleston Advisor, 6(4), 64-66.

Johnson, Peggy. 2004. Fundamentals of collection development & management. Chicago: ALA.

Kennedy, John. August 2005. A collection development policy for digital information resources? Australian Library Journal, 54(3), 238-244.

Leonhardt, Thomas W. 2006. Handbook of electronic and digital acquisitions. New York: Haworth Press.

McCabe, Mark J. 2004. Law serials pricing and mergers : a portfolio approach. Berkeley: Berkeley Electronic Press. [online, but not open access]

Minimum standards for county law library. 1996. Lansing, MI: State Court Administrative Office.
Packer, Donna. 2001. Acquisitions allocations : fairness, equity and bundled pricing. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Stoller, Michael. 2005. Building library collections : it's still about the user. Collection Building, 24(1), 4-8.

Su, Di. 2006. Collection development issues in the online environment. Binghampton, NY: Haworth Information Press.

Svengalis, Kendall F. The Legal Information Buyer's Guide and Reference Manual. Westerly, RI: Rhode Island LawPress, annual.

Tennant, Roy. September 15, 2005. Collection development today. Library Journal, 130 (9), 28.

Compiled 2005 - please send new and updated policy links to Kate Fitz, SCCLL Webmaster.