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    Libraries collection development formulas

    Collection policy is an essential element for library for sound development. But most of libraries have no written policy statements. Librarians do their job verbally with each other. There are some formulas or working methods are provide the necessary guidelines for carrying out the majority of tasks within the area of collection building in libraries. These are given below:   Acquisition method: Acquisition method is…

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    Functions of library Collection Development Policy

    Functions of Collection Development Policy of Libraries Collection development  policy work as a guide to library resources of faculty, students, other users, and other libraries by describing the scope and nature of the collections. As an indication of collection strength and weakness, the can be useful in resource sharing and cooperative acquisitions. A policy statement thus performs the following functions: It inform everyone about the…

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    Criteria for book selection for Library

    Criteria for book selection for Library: The following rules and policies may be generally followed in public library for selection and procurement of books. 1. The needs, interest, requirements, tastes, habits, special characteristics, cultural and radical elements, vocations, specially the main vocations of the community served by the library, are to be studied thoroughly. 2. The librarian should have a thorough knowledge about subjects or…

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    Qualities of a book selector

    Qualities of a Book Selector for a Library The book selector can effectively, systematically and intelligently perform the job of book selection if he is equipped with the following qualities: The book selector must, with an open-mind, study the needs, demands and opinion of the community of readers served by the library. He should be sympathetic and should take keen interest in meeting the reading…

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  • Definition of Library Management

    Definition of Management: Management means “The process to manage, the concept of management had been an old one which changes from time to time and reached the modern age of Scientific Management. Management may be briefly termed as a process of things done through man and material. It, now-a-days, is a specialized job and is not within the reach of the common man. It needs…

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    Non-Book library materials and their selection policy

    Non-Book materials and their selection policy: Libraries play a vital role to provide information to the users. Thus the libraries need some reading materials such as books, periodicals, journals, magazines, dictionaries, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, microfiche’s and so on. Non-Book Library Materials Definition: There are many reading materials available in a library or in an information center. These can be figured as: Non book materials are those…

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    Periodicals and it’s selection policy in Library

    Periodicals: A periodical is a publication with distinctive title which appears at regular intervals. It contains articles by several contributors. periodicals provide continuous and latest information on particular topics. Periodicals are only sources of current materials that can not be often count in any other printed materials. Usefulness of Periodicals in Library: Periodicals are very useful library materials. the usefulness of it is illustrated here:…

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    Newspaper and it’s selection policy in Library

    Newspaper definition: A Newspaper is a regular scheduled publication, containing news, information and advertising etc. Newspaper publishes a wide variety of materials, including political events, crime news, business, entertainment, society and culture, sports, food, review technology news and so on. Typically, a newspaper meets four criteria: Publicity: It’s contents are reasonably accessible to the public. Periodicity: It is published at regular intervals. Up-to-date: It’s information…

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    Films and their selection policy in library

    Films definition: Generally a film is considered as a living form of book. It is possible to disseminate the information very quickly (from a film) with the help of film. The most common format is 16mm and  35mm. A film may be divided as: Instructional/Educational film Informational film Interpretative film Documentary film Historical film Recreational film Travel film Usefulness of film in Library: It is…

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    Micro-form and its selection policy in Library

    Micro-form definition: Microforms are tremendous invention of modern technology. It is generic term that includes all form of materials photographed and reduced in size. It is a miniature creation that is reduced printed matter to small size on film which is also very small in size. Usefulness of Micro-form in Library:  Microform copies can easily be made. They can save storage space. Binding may not…

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