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Collaborative Collection Management Policy

The project has encouraged a collaborative approach to acquisitions using collection profiling to facilitate an objective evaluation of areas of overlap and omissions in the collections. This aims to eliminate, as far as possible, given the different mission and client group of each partner, unnecessary duplication and lead to a more effective use of resources with resulting cost benefits. Closer co-operation will also encourage a more effective use of the impressive subject expertise which exists in the staff of the institutions.

A collaborative retention policy, while considering at all times the interests of the main stakeholders and their constituencies, will show cost benefits in the following areas:

reduction of duplication
economies through shared purchase
saving in storage space

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