ERIC Number: ED098927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-7
Reference Count: N/A
Structuring for a Collection Development Policy. Working Paper No. 10.
Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.
The scholarly record, produced, distributed, and procured because of complex social values and by means of complex bureaucratic institutions, is now so large and continues to grow at such a pace that the task for identifying what should be purchased and retained for a particular library agency requires a highly abstract verbal model to explain. Collection development policy statements are not reducible to a locico-mathematical model because of the ranges of each of the variables that are involved in the decision-making process are wide. A perspective is developed based on the communication structure of scholarship and on the system of information dissemination. Given these two institutionalized and interrelated systems a structure can be devised to serve as guidelines for making decisions on the extend of Wayne State University's collecting through establishing the kind and extent of participation of the university in the scholarly communication process. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan