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Love
 in
 the
 Stacks:
 Popular
 Romance
 Collection
 Development
 in
 Academic
 Libraries
Faculty and Staff Publications
  • Crystal Goldman, San Jose State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2012
Abstract
This article begins to define the core collection of Popular Romance Studies, and discusses the likelihood of academic libraries allocating monetary funds for collecting in this discipline when universities do not have a major program to support in the area. An analysis of Library Science literature shows the justifications librarians use for why they do or do not collect popular culture materials, such as romance novels and films. Multiple arguments are presented for how popular romance should be classified within collections when libraries acquire material in this field. Finally, recommendations are made regarding how best to assure ongoing access to resources that are valuable to this discipline.
Citation Information
Crystal Goldman. "Love
 in
 the
 Stacks:
 Popular
 Romance
 Collection
 Development
 in
 Academic
 Libraries" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/crystalgoldman/16/