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ERIC Number: ED253245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Collection Development Policy. Revised.
Casserly, Mary
This collection development policy serves as a planning tool for William Paterson College library decision-makers by providing information necessary for the allocation of funds for library materials. As a communications tool it provides guidelines for establishing priorities for the selection of library materials and criteria for the withdrawal of materials from the library collection. The five-part policy consists of: (1) an introduction; (2) a statement of collection development goals which includes primary and secondary goals; (3) a section on materials selection and withdrawal which includes policies for the selection and acquisition of all print and nonprint materials; (4) a section on general policies; and (5) a section on specific format and collection policies with information pertaining to specific types of materials or to materials in specific library collections. Appendices include copies of the American Library Association's "Freedom to Read Statement,""Library Bill of Rights," and "Intellectual Freedom Statement," and the Educational Film Library Association's "Freedom to View" statement. Specialized terms used in the policies are defined in a glossary. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Paterson Coll., Wayne, NJ. Sarah Byrd Askew Library.