Local Collection Policy

Policy Statement

To set out the principles for collecting and preserving materials about Huron County, or created by residents of Huron County.

Definitions

Primary Sources are original documents of historic value such as diaries, ledgers, account books, maps, rare and valuable first editions or letters.

Responsibility for Implementation

The responsibility for the implementation of this policy lies with the County Librarian, acting according to the general policy established by the Board. This authority may be delegated to other staff by the County Librarian.

Regulations

1. Acquisitions and access

The Library is committed to preserving and promoting the culture and heritage of Huron County by acquiring materials about Huron County and surrounding areas, and making these materials available to library patrons.

1.1. The Library will collect materials pertaining to Huron County and surrounding area as it relates to Huron County.
1.2. Material will be collected dating from the earliest period possible to the present.
1.3. Materials collected may be in a diversity of formats and media.
1.4. Providing that the works meet the standards of the Collection Policy, the library will strive to collect works created by residents, or former residents, of Huron County.

2. Materials not collected

The Library does not collect primary sources which are more appropriately housed by the Huron County Archives or Museum. An exception may be made for library documents pertaining to library history.

2.1. As the Library is interested in contents rather than physical items, reproductions, facsimiles, microfilm and later editions are perfectly suitable for library purposes.
2.2. Primary sources, if donated to the library or found in the collection, can be offered to the Huron County Archives or Museum for consideration.

Citations

Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 44 Section 23 (4)

Related Documents

Collection Policy

Approved November 17, 2009