ERIC Number: ED404935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Collection Development Policy: Federal Government Publications at Eastern Washington University Libraries.
Roselle, Ann; Chan, Karen
This collection development policy serves as a guide for the selection and retention of depository government documents by the Government Publications Unit of the Kennedy Memorial Library of Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Washington. The library selects approximately 65 percent of the depository items distributed by the U.S. Government Printing Office. All items in the basic collection of the "Federal Depository Library Manual" are selected. Special emphasis is given to selecting documents in fields of interest to the university community, including biology, business, education, health, and urban and regional planning. Coverage concentrates on the most recent 5 years, documents in English, and documents relevant to the northwestern United States. Selection and weeding decisions are made with knowledge of the scope of other depository collections in the region, with the most important criteria for the weeding of materials being usage. Three appendixes provide information on the demographics of EWU students, the fifth congressional district of Washington, and selection criteria. (MDM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Washington Univ., Cheney.