ERIC Number: ED208886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Collection Development Policy. Media Retrieval Services--Pierce Library. Learning Resources. 1981 Rev.
Sawin, Philip, Jr., Ed.
Policies for the selection, acquisition, and weeding of library materials, based on collection needs stated by academic departments and staff inputs, are listed for a university learning resource center. An alphabetical index is provided of major subject areas and subdivisions, which are assigned one of four level designators indicating the depth of coverage for that subject. Selection obligations and limitations regarding number of copies, reserve materials, shared resources, out-of-print publications, reproductions, textbooks, research projects, and language for course work, research, general information, and new programs, are specified to insure a balanced collection and justify expensive purchases. Criteria such as quality, cost need, consistency with the library's mission, collection balance, and availability are used for the selection for various types of media, including serials, newspapers, films, pamphlets, theses and dissertations, and paperbacks. Policy statements common to the Educational Materials Center, Reference, and the Area Research Center discuss objectives, scope, type of material, acquisitions, and evaluation. Guidelines are listed for vertical files, collection review, and equipment catalog files. Copies of the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, Intellectual Freedom Statement, Statement of Labeling, and the Resolution of Nonremoval of Challenged Library Materials are appended. (RBF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Media Retrieval Services.