Collection Development

Trends in e-Collection development in academic libraries: A study

Author: 
C. Sasikala, G. Nagaratnamani and V. Dhanraju (pp. 188-205)
ABSTRACT: 
States that academic libraries which are considered to be nerve centers of academic and research activities must help achieve the academic goals of their parent institutions and this is possible only through developing adequate library collection and/or providing seamless and wider access to relevant electronic resources. This paper chiefly investigates the trends in collection development activities in university and college libraries. Further the contemporary changes in scholarly publishing and advances in Information and Communication Technologies are posing challenges to library professionals in developing and making them accessible to the end users. It also examines the status and management of electronic resources in academic libraries surveyed and enlists the challenges before library professionals in the changed context. It also explores the collaborative initiatives taken up by these libraries and the perceptions of the library professionals on collaborative collection development.
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Special libraries collection development in Karnataka: A study of selection policies and procedures

Author: 
Selvaraja A. and P. Sarasvathy (pp. 169-187)
ABSTRACT: 
States that developments of new technologies for the storage of information have brought a change of thinking in future collection policies and procedures. Discusses the policies and procedures of collection development of resources in the special libraries in Karnataka. Further this study is limited to twelve R&D libraries of Bangalore and Mysore cities of Karnataka state. It also gives details about the collection of print and non-print resources and their growth from last five years. Further, explains about the selectors/recommender of the resources, selection tools used to acquire different sources, mode of purchasing, library committee and its members, collection development policy and its form also discussed. It highlights the parameters of collection development policy, selection of materials is based on the policy or not, frequency of stock verification conducted by the librarians and weeding out of library resources is identified. Finally, some suggestions have been given to improve the selection of resources for libraries.
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How the online resources have affected the collection development policy and role of library professionals in selection of documents: A case study of IIT Libraries

Author: 
Navin Upadhyay and H.N. Prasad
ABSTRACT: 
Reports on the impact that have been witnessed by the library professionals of IIT libraries during the last ten years on library collection development, policy, and changing role of professionals in selection of documents. The study found that collection development policy and selection criteria have changed due to online resources and the involvement of non professional has increased. Libraries are moving towards cooperative selection and sharing resources through cooperative collection development and consortia agreements and this has faded the autonomy of local library. The library professionals predicted that in future, the role of commercial vendors will increase and they will play an important role in collection development.
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Collection development policy of Kendriya Vidyalayas in Kolkata

Author: 
Parikshit Mondal and Biswajit Bhattacherjee
ABSTRACT: 
States that library is the heart of any academic institution. The richness of the library depends upon how good its collection is. Development of good collection depends upon the collection development policy of the library. Attempts to find out what kind of collection development policy Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in Kolkata follow for their library and what is present scenario of the libraries of KVs regarding the collections? Discusses the collection development policy of Kendriya Vidyalayas in Kolkata emphasizing the present status of the libraries, services provided to the users, and the yearly development of the collections of the schools. It is based on the 10 KVs located in Kolkata. Personal interview of the librarians of KVs have been taken by visiting the libraries personally to collect required data for the study. It was found after the study that none of the libraries follow proper collection development policy though almost all libraries put emphasis on the subject approach while developing the collections for the libraries.
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