ERIC Number: ED356773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Formulating a Collection Development Policy for a Selective Federal Depository in an Academic Library.
Gorin, Marcia; And Others
In response to its space limitations, the Robert Manning Strozier Library at Florida State University decided to reduce the size and rate of growth of its federal documents collection. The committee charged with the task decided that the first step was to codify selection/deselection procedures into a written policy. The policy had to be consistent with the library's general collection development policy and in compliance with the Superintendent of Documents guidelines for depository libraries. for reviewing the policy every 3 years. A list of seven other libraries and drew from them, as appropriate, their organization, consideration of critical factors, or language. This paper includes a copy of the final draft of the Florida State University policy, which is divided into six sections: (1) a history and description of the current collection; (2) a description of the university and community audiences served by the depository and the responsibilities and services of selective depositories; (3) selection and deselection policies; (4) guidelines for selection; (5) the weeding process; (6) a means for reviewing the policy every 3 years. A list of seven libraries that furnished the committee with copies of their depository policies is appended. (Contains 10 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Libraries.