Kendriya Vidyalayas

Collection development policy of Kendriya Vidyalayas in Kolkata

Parikshit Mondal and Biswajit Bhattacherjee
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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