ERIC Number: ED313043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct-24
Collection Development Policy: Government Publications and Maps Department, Federal Depository Collection (Excluding Maps).
Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Otto G. Richter Library.
The collection and service policy of the federal depository collection at the University of Miami in Florida is designed to address the needs of the university, business, agricultural, legal, and medical communities, as well as the needs of citizens in the 19th Congressional District. Circulation, online searching, and reference/information services are available to anyone, and the selection of depository items is coordinated with other area depositories in southeast Florida. The collection policy focuses on research needs, although the needs of the community outside the university are also considered. As appropriate, depository items are distributed among several university libraries to meet the needs of the clientele (e.g., the Law Library); however, serial runs and series are generally not split up. Special attention is given to the treatment and preservation of maps, an integral part of the collection. The library maintains a fund to replace publications deemed lost, and its policy encourages the replacement of paper materials with microform or machine readable information whenever possible, both as a preservation measure and to conserve space. The collection intensity levels--"Comprehensive,""Selective,""Limited," or "Not Selected"--are listed for various types of materials by format and agency, and by Superintendent of Documents classification numbers (SuDocs) and issuing agency. (SD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Otto G. Richter Library.