ERIC Number: ED243485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Collection Development Policies. College Library Information Packets. CLIP Note #2-81.
Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
This publication presents college library collection development policies and policy excerpts, selected on the basis of their compatibility with a 1979 set of guidelines for the formulation of collection development policies prepared by the American Library Association (ALA). The guidelines themselves are also presented. It is noted that none of the policies selected entirely follow the format and terminology suggested by the guidelines. The five complete policies presented are from: (1) the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, which makes use of collection level codes and Library of Congress subject subdivisions to analyze collection development policy for subject fields; (2) Alverno College (Wisconsin), which provides detailed criteria for selection of nonprint materials and an index; (3) California State College (Pennsylvania), which includes most of the points suggested for an analysis of general institutional objectives; and (4/5) California State University at Northridge and the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, which were chosen because of their attention to selection priorities based on specific institutional needs. A number of recent partial policies from Hampden-Sydney College (Virginia), St. Olaf College (Minnesota), and Middlebury College (Vermont) are also included. An evaluation form for this publication is provided. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Higher Education, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Materials, Library Policy, Nonprint Media, Organizational Objectives, Policy Formation, Position Papers
Association of College and Research Libraries, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
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