ERIC Number: ED382200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Organization of Collection Development. SPEC Kit 207 and Flyer 207.
Rowley, Gordon, Comp.; Rounds, Laura A., Ed.
Published 10 times a year, Systems and Procedures Exchange Center (SPEC) Kits and Flyers contain information on issues of concern to libraries and librarians; they are the result of surveys on topics related to practice and management of library programs in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). This document focuses on the organization of collection development. The SPEC Flyer is a two-page summary of the status of the organization and staffing of collection development; discussion includes training for collection development, collection development activities, and the impact of electronic information resources. The SPEC Kit contains survey results; organization charts; administrative and bibliographer and selector position descriptions and position announcements; outlines of training programs, planning documents for training, and training for library liaisons; and electronic information resources in collection development including collection development policies, procedures for evaluating, selecting and ordering electronic resources, and form for recording information on electronic resources. Documentation is provided from 22 universities, and a selected reading list contains 49 sources. The SPEC survey instrument is included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Information Sources, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Personnel, Library Policy, Library Surveys, Occupational Information, Organizational Development, Training Methods
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 21 Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Services.