ERIC Number: ED043343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Undergraduate Library Collection.
Stewart, Rolland C.
The development of undergraduate library collections is shown under two aspects: (1) the formation of the basic collection of the Undergraduate Library of the University of Michigan, and (2) the problems, practical and theoretial, encountered in the day-to-day effort to maintain the collection. The budget is the sire of all selection criteria. Objectives and the means to achieve them must be commensurate. Even in the effort to assemble a basic collection, the amount of investment needed for subsequent support must be anticipated. The policies adopted at the outset of the selection project concern: (1) extent and range of collection, (2) service patterns for handling of required and recommended reading, (3) budget arrangements for maintaining the collection and (4) basic selection responsibilities for future development. Sources from which preliminary selections may be drawn include: (1) the Lamont Library Catalog, (2) faculty reading lists, (3) in-print publisher's catalogs, announcements, etc., (4) current acquisitions of the University of Michigan Library, (5) University of Michigan Library Shelflist, and (6) special biliographies, guides, lists, and journal reviews. Correlated with the amount of money committed, the selection proceeds in three stages: (1) the indispensable, (2) the necessary, and (3) the highly desirable. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Univ. Library.
Note: Paper prepared for the Institute on Acquisitions Procedures in Academic Libraries..., Aug 25-Sep 5, 1969