Collection attributes and principles

Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries and Learning Services will:

  • Ensure Kaupapa Māori and Mātauranga Māori values, principles and practices will apply to Māori content and users of Māori content. In partnership with Māori we practice kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga
  • Reflect in our collections the unique place of the University and Aotearoa New Zealand in the Pacific
  • Develop and maintain a collection that meets the learning, teaching and research needs of the University
  • Regularly assess the level of collection and the suitability of the collections to meet the diverse needs of students and researchers
  • Manage a single integrated scholarly collection in a range of formats across all sites
    • Apply just-in-time acquisition processes wherever possible
    • Preference electronic formats that enhance access to the collection independent of time and location while acknowledging disciplinary publishing differences
    • Prioritise availability of undergraduate learning and teaching resources
    • Support an inclusive learning environment by providing and advocating for collections that meet the diverse needs of learners, teachers, and researchers
    • Avoid duplication of resources whenever possible
    • Move low-use materials to the On-Demand Collection
    • Employ usage analyses and return-on-investment measures to evaluate subscribed resources
    • Supplement collections by providing access to inter-library loan and document-delivery services for academic purposes
  • Within cultural collections acquire, preserve and make available materials significant to the culture and heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific that meet the learning, teaching, and research needs of the University and our communities
    • Protect the uniqueness and significance of our cultural collections by using robust donation and acquisition guidelines
    • Use internationally recognised standards to ensure collections are available for future generations
    • Digitise unique cultural collections in consultation and partnership with the content owners
    • Preference open access where possible