Collection Development

Approved by the ARLIS Founders Board on April 17, 1998


The ARLIS collection will focus on the research and information needs of its founding agencies, primarily in the areas of natural resources and cultural resources management in Alaska.  Subject area emphases are wildlife and fisheries biology and habitat, arctic issues, traditional knowledge, resource development, mineral industries, land use planning, earth science, environmental studies, pollution studies, oil spills, and conservation.  The ARLIS collection will likewise serve as an information resource for the constituency of its founding agencies, the public, university students, the business community, and individuals and groups involved in natural resources conservation and development.  ARLIS will acquire materials appropriate to the use of these groups in the designated subject areas.  ARLIS will participate in cooperative collection development with public and university libraries to minimize duplication and to perpetuate a largely unique collection in Anchorage.