Collection Development and Policies of Central Library IIT BHU and Indore: A Comparative Study

Shiv Kumar, Shilpi Verma

Abstract


This paper discusses the concept of collection development and policies of central library IIT BHU and central library IIT Indore a comparative study. The study high lights the problems and process of library collection development, frequency revision and reasons for revision of policies at both IIT libraries. Collection development is a dynamic and continuous activity. It involves the users, the library staff, and the subject experts on selection team. The process includes several activities such as the user’s needs, evaluation of current collections, determination of a selection policy, sources used for selection of documents.  It is not an end in itself, but a means to develop a need-based, up-to date, and balanced collection fit to meet the document and information needs of IIT users. This research paper describes about the library collection, selection tools, library policy, frequency revision of collection development policy, reasons for revision of policy,  purpose of  collections development and problems in collection development by both IIT central library. 


Keywords


Library Collections; Collection Development Policy; Frequency of Revision, Problems Faced by IIT Central Libraries.

Full Text:

PDF

References


Katz, William A). Collection Development: The Selection of Materials for Libraries. New York: Holt.1980

Srivastava, (Anand P.). Collection Development in India. University News

Bloomfield, (B.C.). Collection Development the key issues in Collection Development Options for efficient management. ed. By S. Corral London: Taylor Graham.1987

http://www.pubmrdcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fegi d goals of the organization in which the library works.

Siast, collection development regulations library services, approved: november 2004, last revised: january Canada and the UnitedStates.2012

Ref- Barik ,Nilaranjan and Sethy, Narayan,New trends of collection management by libraries in it era KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. 2011

10 Hur-Li Lee, “What is a Collection?” Journal of the American Society for Information Science 51, 12 (2000): 1106

ALA. Glossary of Library terms: with a selection of terms in related fields. Chicago, 1943.

ALA's Intellectual Freedom Manual. 5.ed. New Brunswick (NJ): Rutgers University, 1987.

JOHNSON, P. Collection development policies: a Cunning Plan. Technicalities, v.14, n.6, p.3-6, Jun. 1994.

MOSHER, G. L.Book selection. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1972. 211p.

PARMESHWARAM, M. Collection development in university libraries: policy and procedures. Desidoc Bulletin of IT, v.17, n.2, mar. 1997.

QURESHI, I. A. The Maulana Azad Library: a major library of the world 1877-1988. Aligarh: Anwar Publishing, 1989. 98p.

SHIPMAN, J. Collection building. Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1975. 176p.

SINGH, S. P.; KRISHAN KUMAR. Special Libraries in the electronic environment. New Delhi: Bookwell, 2005. 79p.

http://lis6010blog.blogspot.com/2009/08/collection-development-policy.html

http://www.mrcpl.org/about-us/policies/collection-development-policy

http://academic.iiti.ac.in/

http://www.lili.org/forlibs/ce/able/course1/11 process

http://www.iric.ed.gov/ERICwebportal/resources/html/about/coleectiondevelopment_process.html.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.