ERIC Number: ED184536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Religion Collection. John Davis Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.
This report described the findings of a collection evaluation that sought to identify the minimum holdings that would be required to adequately support a viable undergraduate religion major, to assess the religion collection from an interdisciplinary viewpoint, and to determine what materials could be weeded out. The report is divided into six parts: (1) the uses and limitations of collection evaluation, (2) the study of religion at Ole Miss, (3) the religion collection, (4) evaluation of book holdings--bibliographies applied and findings, (5) evaluation of periodicals--bibliographies applied and findings, and (6) the religion collection: present and future. Appended are the table of findings that resulted from using Books for College Libraries as a checklist, the table of findings that resulted from using Berkowitz's Social Scientific Studies of Religion: A Bibliography as the standard, and the periodical findings table that names those periodicals held by the University of Mississippi and included in at least one of these sources: Roger's Humanities: A Selective Guide to Information Studies, Farber's Classified List of Periodicals for the College Library, and Religion Index I: Periodicals. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University. John Davis Williams Library.