ERIC Number: ED346854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Collection Development Policy, United States Documents Selective Depository Collection.
Langston Univ., OK.
The purpose of the government document collection in the Langston University (Oklahoma) libraries is to serve as a complement to the general collection of the libraries. The general collection in turn exists in order to provide the maximum coverage of information to support the curriculum and the community needs. This policy is developed to ensure the prudent selection and acquisition of materials through the Depository Library Program. The collection coverage is based on the scope, limitations, and goals of the academic program, and the growth and expressed needs of the community. This policy statement provides definitions for the six levels of coverage that characterize the current and desired rates of collection development: (1) comprehensive; (2) research; (3) scholarly; (4) practitioners; (5) reference; and (6) general interest. Also included are the limitations governing the selection process, statements of the library's weeding and circulation policies, a description of the interlibrary loan subsystem, and the current and predicted total collection size. Concluding the report is an analysis of the documents collection in terms of its coverage of the curriculum needs of the various Langston University academic programs, including both the current and predicted levels of coverage for each program. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Depository Libraries, Educational Resources, Government Publications, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interlibrary Loans, Library Circulation, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Research, Needs Assessment, Position Papers, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Langston Univ., OK.