ERIC Number: ED367380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Brigham Young University Foreign Language Collections: An Assessment.
Grover, Mark L.; And Others
The Foreign Studies Discussion Group of Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University perceived the necessity for an evaluation of the foreign language collections in the library that would include an examination of collection acquisition policies, size, and processing and would provide descriptive and analytical data in order to support acquisition and processing decisions. The purpose of the study was not to justify foreign language acquisition, but rather to provide a description of the environment of the university, the collections, and usage of foreign language materials. Section 1 examines the present academic and international aspects of disciplines and the publishing world. A historical description of the development of the collection is provided in section 2. The next section examines the university climate within which the library is situated, and section 4 evaluates the collection policy statements with regard to foreign language materials and describes the processing of these materials from acquisition to cataloging. Section 5 is an evaluation of the library's holdings of foreign language materials in comparison with similar academic libraries. Finally, section 6 reports the findings of the study. (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Library.