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Duke University Libraries Collections Services supports collection strategy and stewardship around the resources lifecycle for materials in the William R. Perkins Library, Bostock Library, and Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library which comprise the main West Campus library complex, alongside the Lilly and Music libraries on East Campus, and the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Lab. Collections Services works cooperatively with the Rubenstein Library Technical Services as well as the separately administered libraries serving the schools of Business, Divinity, Law and Medicine which together form one of the nation’s top ten private university library systems.

Collections Services work is supporting the full resource lifecycle which enables a range of scholarly pursuits. The six departments in the division (Collection Strategy & Development, Conservation Services, Electronic Resources & Serials Acquisitions, Metadata & Discovery Strategy, Monograph Acquisitions, Resource Description) are responsible for overarching collections stewardship — strategy and analysis, licensing and acquisition, access and description, and preservation to extend the life and reach of collections. For more information, please visit our website.

Collection Services' Statement on Inclusive Description is available on our documentation portal.