Library policy

  • Library Science
    Depth Classification

    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…

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  • Library Science

    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…

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  • Library Science

    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…

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  • Acquisition Policy of Library Materials

    Acquisition Policy The ‘acquisition’ is the most fundamental management process and principle of the library. The acquisition means the qualitative procurement of books and other reading material after the selection. Acquisition and selection both are sisters and a quality in selection improve the quality in acquisition. Without ‘selection’ acquisition is to make unclean, unorganized and mutilated one. Before acquiring books and other reading materials, the…

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  • Strategies of Library Collection Development

    Appraisal and alignment are the basis of information. It expresses the thought, ideas and determines the importance of information in the present society. In the post industrial society, economics over the world are revolutionized to information economics from industrial economics. Now- a- days information technology & IT enable services are used for converting knowledge into intelligence for achieving excellence and to survive in this competitive…

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  • Organization of the Library Collection

    The collection should be orchestrated for superlative repossession of information and materials. Cataloging and classification will mirror nationally rectified matter of forms in sync with other academic libraries. Cataloging and classification have been synthesized owing to the fact that these are twin processes that make certain systematic design of the materials in a library. Conventionally classification guarantees the helpful marshalling of books and documents on…

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  • Definition Collaborative Selection, Acquisition of Resources & Evaluation of Library Resources

    Collaborative Selection: The rising cost and decline in purchasing power of individual libraries makes it difficult to acquire the electronic resources and this has led to collaborative selection of these resources. For this purpose, they form unofficial consortia where one library in a group purchases a particular item and the cost is spread across the group. On the payment of subscription and additional charges, a…

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  • English

    Various aids and guide of book selection

    Aids and guide of book selection for library: A wise book selector can be a great satisfaction to a librarian. Due to the both of literature selection of library materials has become more difficult and complicated. So to select a best out of the vast selection, book selection tools are indispensable aids. In selection of library materials, selector needs information on new and forthcoming  materials,…

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  • English

    Selection policies of College Library

    Book selection policies of College Library. College Library is a library established, maintained, and administered by a college to meet the needs of its student and faculty. A College library maintains some policy to build up its collection development. Some of them are: The library must provide the resources needed to meet the curricular demands of the college. It must be equipped with a rich,…

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  • English

    Selection Policies of School Library

    ***Book Selection Policies of School Library*** School Library is an organized collection placed in a school for the use of teachers and students of the school. For the developments of its collection, School Library follows some policies. This may includes: School library must supply materials related directly to course needs and enrichment materials that will educate in a broader sense. Clipping, printed and Audio-Visual materials…

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