Something's Gotta Give: Is there a Future for the Collection Development PolicyProceedings of the 2011 Charleston Library Conference (2012)
AbstractMany libraries and library types utilize collection development policies as the standard for guiding the content and format of current and future collections. While these documents retain value as a summary of departmental desires and acquisitions planning, the multidisciplinary nature of teaching and publishing may be diminishing their use and effectiveness as a means of disseminating library intent. The on-demand nature of new purchase and approval plans, along with the advent of patron-driven acquisitions, has affected much of the ability to engage in the same year-to-year planning best complemented by the traditional collection development policy. If these policies are to remain the standard, or part of a continuing comprehensive collections plan, they must be relevant, available, and understandable in the context of the entire process.
Citation InformationMatt Torrence, Audrey Powers and Megan Sheffield. "Something's Gotta Give: Is there a Future for the Collection Development Policy" Proceedings of the 2011 Charleston Library Conference (2012)
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