ERIC Number: ED437952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-22
Reference Count: N/A
Collection Development Policy: Government Information.
Intended as a general guideline for selecting government documents at the University of Miami (Florida) Otto G. Richter Library, this collection development policy includes the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Mission Statement; (3) Selection Responsibility; (4) Subject Areas, Collection Intensity Levels and Collection Arrangement, including application of the RLG (Research Libraries Group) Conspectus collection intensity levels to Florida, U.S., and international government organization documents, as well as to types of documents selected; (5) Formats; (6) Selection Tools, Non-Depository Items, Retrospective Sources; (7) Resource Sharing; (8) Collection Evaluation; (9) Weeding and Maintenance; and (10) Access, including physical access, subject access, assistance, promotion, and right of access and circulation. Appendices include a description of regional and institutional backgrounds, a list of academic programs at the University of Miami, a list of government agencies arranged by University of Miami academic discipline and community interest, selection intensity levels for U.S. agencies, selection intensity levels for international governmental organizations, and a memorandum of agreement for selective housing of U.S. depository documents. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Depository Libraries, Federal Government, Government Publications, Guidelines, Higher Education, International Organizations, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Material Selection, Library Policy, Public Agencies, State Government
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Otto G. Richter Library.
Identifiers - Location: Florida