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d040-000 generalities

Return to Policy D040

ADULT COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

SUBJECT: GENERALITIES -- 000


Description: The library will collect materials about knowledge in general, bibliographic instruction, controversial knowledge (UFOs, the Loch Ness monster, and the Bermuda Triangle, for example), bibliographies, indexes and catalogs, library and informational sciences, encyclopedias and other encyclopedic works, organizations, publishing, and miscellaneous collections.

Influencing factors: Many of the sources in the 000 section dealing with library science will be housed in the professional collection. The professional collection contains non-circulating materials relating to library and information sciences, primarily for staff use, and is housed at the Spencer Road Branch. Computer books are currently in high demand and will be collected extensively.

Retention: Retrospective retention of library and informational science materials and bibliographies is necessary. Timeliness is important for encyclopedias, computer books, and information on organizations.

Current selection: Current encyclopedias and computer books are a primary consideration.

Retrospective selection: Retrospective development will include replacement of missing and/or worn titles as necessary.

LIBRARIES:

A mini-branch
B general purpose branch
C regional branch
D regional specialization

LEGEND:

0 no collection (except by popular demand)
1 minimal level
2 basic level
3 support level
4 comprehensive level
5 exhaustive (research) level

 
    A B C D
000
GENERALITIES
0 0 2  
001 knowledge 1 2 3  
002 the book 0 0 2  
003 systems 0 0 1  
004 computer science 1 3 3  
005 computer programming, etc. 1 3 3  
006 special computer methods 0 1 2  
010 Bibliography 0 1 2  
020 Library/Information Sciences 0 1 2 4(SP)
030 Encyclopedias 2 3 3  
050 Serials/Indexes 0 1 2  
060 Organizations/Museums 0 1 2  
070 Media/Journalism/Publishing 0 1 1  
071 North American 0 2 2  
080 General Collections 0 1 2  
090 Manuscripts/Rare Books 0 1 1  

001.93 specifies curiosities & wonders; 001.94 specifies UFOs; 020 specifies the professional collection at Spencer Road