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ERIC Number: ED314088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reference Collection Policy Statement: Alexander Library.
Mulcahy, Kevin
This policy statement begins by presenting the objectives of the Reference Collection Policy for Rutgers University's Alexander Library: (1) to describe the current state of the collection; (2) to articulate the goals of the collection; and (3) to provide users of the library with a clear and concise explanation of what is and is not included in the reference collection, and why. The institutional setting of the library and the organization of the reference collection are then described. An explanation of selection methods is followed by a description of collection principles (e.g., currency, duplication, and quality of resources); selection notes for 20 types of materials by format (e.g., almanacs, bibliographies, and book review sources); notes on special policy considerations for automated formats (e.g., online databases); and selection notes by subject for art, business, education, music, philosophy, and science. Statistics on the number of holdings and the breakdown of materials in individual subject areas are presented in tables. Two appendixes list graduate programs served by Alexander Library and programs of studies for liberal arts students. (SD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A