Problems of collection development in special libraries

Sridhar, M. S. Problems of collection development in special libraries. CLIS Observer, 1995, vol. 12, n. 1-2, pp. 17-31. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Discusses factors affecting collection development, scope, definition and process of collection development, highlights importance of collection development policy manual, presents peculiar circumstances and background of document acquisition transaction in libraries, points out many problems relating to document selection and document procurement processes. Discusses various types of vendor-controlled order plans with their merits and demerits. In conclusion other problems concerned with technical reports, microforms, vendor-controlled order plans and journal subscription are mentioned.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: collection development, acquisition, book selection, collection development policy, standing orders, vendor controlled order plans
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JA. Acquisitions.
Depositing user: Dr. M S Sridhar
Date deposited: 17 Jan 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:10


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