• Audio Visual Materials

    Audio Visual Materials: The ever increasing amount of information covering educational and recreational interest as well as information needs is being produced in a wide range of AV formats. Access to these materials should be as open and as free as access to print based materials. AV media are part of our cultural heritage, carrying a huge amount of information that needs to be preserved for future use. The rich variety of media expressions in…

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  • Weeding out of Library Materials

    Weeding out policy is implemented by University libraries to weeding out of unwanted stock of the libraries and to retain the stock quality. The weeding policy is required because of: ageing of stock, error and omission of the original selection of documents, inadequate replacement and fluctuation in demand of users, lack of sufficient fund and changes in objectives of the users’ population. Collection development in University libraries should include the process of stock revision &…

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  • Collection Development Process

    Library Collection Development Process Evans (1995) defines collection development as the “process of meeting the information needs of the people (a service population) in a timely and economic manner using information resources locally held as well as from other organizations” (p.17). He states that collection development is a six component process. These components are: Evans (1995) analysed these six processes of library collection development in the above figure- • Analysis of the information needs of…

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  • Components of library collection development

    Collection Development Policy For effecting collection development of library resources proper analysis of SWOT (Strength, weakness, Opportunities and Threat) should be done. Collection development policy formulates a plan of actions and information which provides the researcher a well guided path for thinking and decision making. Collection development policy should be referred by the staffs in those subject areas which are to be augmented. The Policy should be a way of communication with the library services…

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  • Library Collection Development Methods

    Library Collection Development Methods Collection development is the systematic building of a library collection based on meaningful data rather than subjective choice. It is the process of assessing the strength and weakness in a collection and then creating a plan to correct the weakness and maintain the strength. Collection development is defined as the planned purchase of material in various formats to match the instructional and research needs of the campus within the current fiscal…

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  • Selection Process of Library Resources

    To fulfill the intellectual needs of the users, education acts as the active instrument of a library. It should possess available recent resources as well as latest reference & bibliographical tools. The important function of the library is the collection, storage & dissemination of information of which collection plays a major role. Books are the main resources of the library without which no services can be provided to the users. In fact, books are the…

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  • Library Collections/Materials

    Introduction: Preserving knowledge in a documentary form is the primary purpose of the libraries. The University libraries satisfy the ever increasing needs of students, research scholars and faculties by acquiring the proper documents. The word collection development has evolved itself to satisfy user’s demands from the personalised services. In a library, the selection of documents, ordering, acquiring and payment of bills, etc. all fall under collection development. It involves administration, planning and control which act…

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  • Information Technology and Library

    The application of information technology in library and Information centers has developed in the western countries since the 1940’s. In the 1960’s the use of information technology has been started in the developing countries and that too is in different stages. The rapid development of Information and communication technology has made a special impact on the method of information acquisition, Processing, Storing & dissemination of information. The invention of the Internet has brought a major…

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  • Library Collection Development in Digital World

    Library Collection Development in Digital World Libraries are the storehouses of wisdom and ages which are kept in the form of recorded information or data which can be used by the present and the future generations. There were many problems with the storage of information for many decades in the form of paper or other traditional techniques but with the advent of digital storage, the job of storage has become very easy and comfortable. The…

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  • Brief information about library consortia

    The word ‘Consortia’ was originated from the Latin word in early 19t1 century in the sense of partnership. Oxford advanced learners dictionary describes Consortia as “a group of people, countries, companies, etc. who are working together on a particular project”. Library consortium means an association or group of libraries that agree to share their resources to satisfy the needs of the readers. The salient features of library consortium are: • To cope up the newly…

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