ERIC Number: ED371747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Collection Development Policy of the University Library. Revised Editing.
Charlton, Barbara, Ed.
This collection development policy of California State University Library states clearly what the library is now doing and provides a structure and mechanism for making adjustments to policies and procedures on a continuous basis. Declining budgets and the loss of purchasing power are contributing to a general awareness of the needed changes in library collections development and management. Reliance on electronic access to and delivery of information is recognized as the wave of the future. This report contains approximately 35 policies, including electronic information goals and services and network based materials divided into the following categories: (1) library selection and deselection; (2) library collection development; and (3) special and form collections. There are also over 80 pages of classed profiles that describe the present and desired levels of collections. These are prepared by comparing parts of the curriculum with library collection call numbers. Four appendixes describe the university's degrees and programs, its mission statement and that of the library, and guidelines for faculty and library coordination. A fifth appendix contains some documents pertaining to intellectual freedom. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Budgeting, College Libraries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Policy, Library Services, Policy Formation, Profiles, Retrenchment, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Sacramento. Library.