ERIC Number: ED190074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Collection Development in Ten Small Academic Libraries: A Report to the Council on Library Resources.
Hannaford, W. E., Jr.
This investigation of how ten small, private college libraries go about collecting books focuses on the degree of responsibility and control those libraries exercise over what is included in their collections. The findings and conclusions of the study are based upon interviews with library administrators and acquisitions librarians at Middlebury College, Bowdoin, Colby, Bates, Wellesley, Amherst, Trinity, Hamilton, Union, and Colgate. These colleges were chosen because of their similarities of purpose, staff size, student enrollment, faculty, number of library volumes added annually, library budgets, and library holdings. Chapters identify the objectives of the study, the methodology used, findings, conclusions, and recommendations. Appendices include the application for a fellowship to conduct the study, the collection development questionnaire, and the tabulated answers. (FM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Middlebury Coll., VT.