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Principles of Collection Management : an overview. Anne Welsh Kate Lomax Lecturer in Library and Information Studies NHS London Deanery University College London TRAINING FOR ALL SCHEME. Slides available from: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/anne-welsh/training/.

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Principles of collection management an overview

Principles of Collection Management : an overview

Anne Welsh Kate Lomax

Lecturer in Library and Information Studies NHS London Deanery

University College London

TRAINING FOR ALL SCHEME

Slides available from: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/anne-welsh/training/


Ranganathan s five laws
Ranganathan’s Five Laws

  • Books are for use.

  • Every book its reader.

  • Every reader his book.

  • Save the time of the reader.

  • A library is a growing organism.

    These should underpin best practice in every area of information provision.


Definitions
Definitions

“Collection development. The process of planning a stock acquisition programme not simply to cater for immediate needs, but to build a coherent and reliable collection over a number of years, to meet the objectives of the service. The term demands a depth and quality of stock, and includes associated activity towards exploitation of the collection through publicity, staff training, etc.”

~ Harrod’s librarians’ glossary. 8th ed. Gower, 1995.


Definitions1
Definitions

“Collection management. The organization and maintenance of library stock, starting from Collection development principles, keeping the needs of users a priority objective, and considering alternative means of document and information supply to supplement local holdings.”

~ Harrod’s librarians’ glossary. 8th ed. Gower, 1995.


Collection policies
Collection policies

  • The Women’s Library Collection Development Policy - http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/aboutthecollections/collectiondevelopment/

  • The Women’s Library Disposal Policy - http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/aboutthecollections/collectiondevelopment/disposals.cfm

  • Library of Congress (HQ in Sociology) - http://www.loc.gov/acq/devpol/sociology.html


Collection policies1
Collection policies

  • Universities of Nebraska-Lincoln Women’s and Gender Studies Collection Development Policy - http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1065&context=librarycolldev

  • ACRL Women’s Studies Section links - http://libr.org/wss/committees/colldevpolicies.html

  • ACRL checklist for evaluation - http://libr.org/wss/committees/checklist.html


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