ERIC Number: ED250009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Collection Development Procedures Manual.
Weaver, Alice O.; And Others
This procedures manual is designed to help book selectors at the University of Toledo Libraries understand their responsibilities in performing their various tasks in regards to building, maintaining, and expanding the libraries' collections to support the university's teaching, research, and service goals. To this end, selectors must have thorough knowledge of the existing collections and of the needs of the colleges and departments, skill in the techniques of materials selection, and full understanding of the libraries' procedures for disposition of gift books, adding replacement copies, and repair, rebinding, and weeding decisions. Selectors must be able to perform evaluation studies of sections of the collection for purposes of accreditation, program review, and expansion, or in other situations requiring a determination of adequacy. These areas of competency and the duties associated with them are outlined in the manual. Appendices include: procedures and a form for preparing book purchase requests; replacement copies procedures; guidelines for collection evaluation; a replacement/repair/rebind decision slip; a collection development reclassification decision slip; and a gift and exchange division form. (THC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toledo Univ., OH.