Purpose • To support the educational mission of the institution.
Collection Development Policy Is prepared to serve as guide to the collection development with a purpose of promoting guidance and consistency in building balance collection and maintenance of the resources
is designed to provide guidelines for developing and managing the collections, • Provides guidelines regarding selection, retention, preservation and withdrawal of resources in all formats.
Selection Responsibility • Faculty members • Librarian • Staff • Students
General Criteria for Selection of Materials • Relevance to the curriculum • Demand for materials in the subject area • Currency and expected longevity as valuable source • Appropriate content level for projected audience and use
Accuracy of information and data • Readability and clarity • Appropriateness of format • Literary merit and artistic quality • Scarcity of material on subject
Professional reviewing media recommendations • Price • Inclusion of bibliographies and indexes
Types and Formats of Materials Collected • Printed Books
Media Resources/AV materials • DVDs, CDs, slides, films
Electronic formats identical to print format of peer reviewed scholarly journals
Multi-format items • Books with computer disk
Gifts • Are welcomed and will be evaluated for the addition to the collection using the same policy used for the materials.
Collection Maintenance • Removal of materials from the collection is necessary to • Prevent shelves from becoming cluttered with materials of questionable usefulness and value. • Due to obsolescence • Damage • Multiple copies
Superseded editions • Outdated and inaccurate information and duplicated content
Cooperative Collection Development • Cooperation with other libraries to leverage purchasing power and improve access to a wider range of bibliographic resources. • Resource Sharing • Consortial purchasing