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ADULT COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

SUBJECT: LANGUAGE -- 400


Description: The library will collect books and other materials relating to all languages as set out by the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

Influencing Factors: The surrounding college and university libraries should be available for in-depth language and linguistic research. Demand from the library district clients for general and specialized dictionaries (English and foreign language), foreign language audiovisual materials, and conversation and phrase books will determine what materials are purchased.

Retention: The currency, condition of the material, and the amount of circulation shall determine if an item remains part of the collection.

Current selection: The main criteria for selection in this area is basic subject coverage. A wide variety of dictionaries will be purchased for reference use. No effort will be made to purchase either fiction or nonfiction in a foreign language.

Retrospective selection: Selection is limited to replacement of worn, damaged, or missing materials, in the newest edition available.

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
400

LANGUAGE

0 1 2  
410 Linguistics 0 1 2  
420 English/Old English 0 1 2  
422 English etymology 0 1 2  
423 English dictionaries 1 2 3  
425 English grammar 1 2 3  
427 variations/standards 1 2 3  
428 standard English usage 1 2 3  
430 Germanic Languages 0 1 3  
440 French Languages 0 1 3  
450 Italian Languages 0 1 2  
460 Spanish Languages 0 1 3  
470 Latin 0 1 2  
480 Greek 0 1 2  
490 Other Languages 0 1 2  
495 East/Southeast Asia 0 1 2