The Collection Development Office at UW Libraries coordinates the identification and selection of information resources in print, electronic, and multimedia formats. To best serve UW Libraries' patrons, CDO adapts its selection procedures and collection strategies as new technologies present themselves, and as research and patrons' needs evolve. In addition, CDO establishes and maintains cooperative agreements for interlibrary loan and shared purchasing through membership in state, regional, and national consortia.
Primary responsibility for purchasing and overseeing collections rests with CDO. Selectors from CDO collaborate with subject liaisons and other constituents including faculty, students, and patrons to choose and purchase resources that are not only timely, but also contribute to the breadth and depth of the Libraries' collections.
On this page, you'll find information about our selectors and a list of areas of study for which each selector is responsible. Also, there's a full, alphabetic list of selectors and subject areas contained in the Excel document for which the link is provided below.
To discuss acquisition of new materials, place orders, and submit rush requests, contact the selector assigned to your subject area.
Or send an email to email@example.com.
The Collection Development webpage includes information on the department's budget for the current fiscal year, a Materials Request form, and the CDO gift policy.
Updates to CDO documents and policies will be posted here as they occur.