Collection Development Policy

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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