Library Collections Policy

General Purpose


Ford Library collections primarily support the research, teaching and curricular needs of faculty and graduate students in all programs at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Ford Library collections also support faculty and students of Duke University as they relate to the business disciplines. Finally, Ford Library collections support greater university initiatives and missions such as climate change research and increased focus on diversity, equity and inclusion with a focus on business-related materials.

General Subject Boundaries

Ford Library collections cover the spectrum of business disciplines, including accounting, corporate strategy, decision sciences, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, global business management, health sector management, marketing, operations management and organizational behavior. Acquisitions also focus on key business issues in the curriculum, such as leadership, ethics, global business management, sustainable enterprise and the social responsibility of business. The collection includes subjects tangentially related to business as need or demand arises.

Endowed Collections

The Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Collection is maintained as a browsable e-collection in the Ford Library and is part of the Dorothea F. Peterjohn Leadership Library. The Peterjohn Leadership Library is, in turn a part of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics (COLE), and serves as a vibrant resource for information on leadership and ethics for academics, practitioners and students.

Dr. M. Lee Barnes, Jr. (Fuqua ’95) and Christy Barnes provide an annual endowment to support data and database acquisitions and renewals, and our library’s Data Resources Room is named in their honor.

The library also contains the J. Gregory Dees Memorial Collection, created in honor of former Fuqua professor, Greg Dees.

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