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COLORADO AUTHOR COLLECTION ACQUISITION POLICY – Denver Pubic Library

PURPOSE

The Denver Public Library is the city’s information resource and home to the Western History and Genealogy Department (WH/G).

This document is designed to clearly define the parameters of the Colorado Author collection to insure that future generations of researchers will find it to be a relevant collection.

SCOPE OF THE COLORADO AUTHOR COLLECTION

The Colorado Author Collection is comprised almost entirely of books written by Colorado residents. Currently, all the materials in this collection are printed paper works, though the Department plans to someday include electronic books into the collection.

CRITERIA

Items accepted into the Colorado Author collection must meet the following criteria:

  • The author or illustrator must be a Colorado resident or have a clear Colorado connection.
  • Books that are merely published in Colorado are not likely to fall in the scope of this collection.
  • Authors and other donors are welcome to contribute self-published books to the collection.
  • Hand-written manuscripts and notes may be referred to the archival collections.
  • Illustrated publications such as graphic novels or juvenile books that have been written or illustrated by an author or illustrator who meets our author criteria will be considered.
  • The Department reserves the right to reject publications.

DEACCESSION CRITERIA

Follows Department deaccession guidelines.

 

LONG RANGE PLANS

  • Actively encourage Colorado authors and writing groups to consider donating their works to the Colorado Author Collection.
  • Increase awareness of the Colorado Author Collection through blogs, events and other promotions.
  • Research techniques and technology which will allow DPL to house electronic books in the Colorado Author Collection.
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