ERIC Number: ED210039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-13
Reference Count: 0
Collection Development Strategies for Academic and Research Libraries.
Rader, Hannelore B., Ed.
This collection of six papers and comments from a workshop focuses on three aspects of collection development--budget implications, communication with faculty, and written policies. Points of view are expressed by speakers from small- and medium-sized academic, private, and public libraries in Michigan. The first paper discusses the implication of knowledge explosion, information obsolescence, inflation, dwindling resources, and technology on collection development. Budgeting for library collection development at Central Michigan University is explained in this paper and for Kalamazoo College Library in the second paper. The next two papers, presented by librarians from Hope College and Washtenaw Community College, both address problems in and strategies for communicating with faculty on collection development. Written collection development policies are discussed by librarians from Tannahill Research Library (the museum library of Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum) and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Comments on the content of the presentations by the library director at Earlham College conclude the workshop proceedings. References are listed for each paper as well as further readings on collection development. (RBF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Library Association, Lansing.
Note: Papers presented at a workshop sponsored by the Mi