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We are the marketplace of the mind. To meet this service responsibility, the Board establishes a Collection Development Policy. This document defines a policy to guide library staff in the selection of materials.
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Specific objectives of this policy include:. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Strauss Health Sciences Library links people, reliable health sciences knowledge, and technology in support of effective learning, quality health care, vital research, and engaging community service. In general, resources purchased or leased for the collection are appropriate for individuals studying at a graduate level or above, health care practitioners, and research professionals.
The library does not have sufficient funds to purchase both print and online versions of all titles. Only electronic versions of journals are acquired except for a very small number of journals that are not yet available in electronic format. Other health sciences specialties that are not generally collected include, but are not limited to, chiropractic medicine, consumer health, homeopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, optometry, and veterinary medicine. Many clinical medical and nursing specialties are also represented.
The reference collection contains a variety of resources, including almanacs, bibliographies, biographical resources, core health science textbooks, dictionaries, directories, drug and toxicology resources, encyclopedias, indexes and abstracts, government publications, grant and financial aid resources, health-related legal resources, statistical resources, style guides and manuals, and test and measurement resources. The library's reference collection contains both print and electronic resources.
The reference collection policy follows the general collection development policy in terms of subject scope; however, it includes materials necessary to answer a wide variety of general reference questions. The Reference Librarian in charge of the reference collection is responsible for recommending new reference materials, based on the guidelines in this policy, available funds, and input from other reference staff, and for weeding the collection.
The library is not a depository for U. Department of Health and Human Services and other U. Dissertations and theses from other universities are not purchased for the general collection. Rare and historical health sciences resources are generally acquired only through donations. Items about the history of the health sciences are purchased selectively for the circulating History of the Health Sciences Collection. Archival materials related to the history of the campus such as annual reports and school bulletins, as well as photographs and other artifacts, are acquired through donations.
The primary source of funds for purchasing and leasing information resources is the Information Resources IR account containing state funds allocated to the library by campus administration. This annual allocation depends upon overall state funding for higher education, internal allocations among University of Colorado campuses, and CU Denver budgetary matters.
These funds also are used to cover the costs of binding, preserving, repairing, and replacing print materials. The Head of Collection Management who reports to the Deputy Director of the library has overall responsibility for determining which items will be added to or removed from the library's collection. Several individual library staff members are responsible for selecting resources for special collections. Andrews cuanschutz.
Recommendations are evaluated according to the guidelines outlined in this policy. Many factors must be weighed in making selection decisions. The following factors are considered when evaluating resources for addition to the collection.
However, the following types of materials are generally not acquired:. Strauss Library supports the creation and dissemination of open access materials produced by CU Anschutz faculty, staff, and students and welcomes submission to Mountain Scholar. The Special Collection Room is located on the third floor of the library, just west of the south elevator.
The room provides ample seating for reading, study, and research, and houses the following special collections. Approximately two-thirds of available funds each year are used to purchase magazines and newspapers. The remainder of funds is used to purchase books. Books, DVDs, and online resources are included in this endowed collection. Books, videocassettes, and audiocassettes are included in this collection.
Strauss-Leonard A. Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine collection includes books, journals, databases, and other resources related to complementary health practices and alternative therapies from around the world, with a focus on different healing traditions, practices, and attitudes toward health and disease. Mountain Scholar is a shared space with other institutions in Colorado and Wyoming.
Mountain Scholar is open and freely available on the web for users around the world. Mountain Scholar does not generally support the removal of publications once posted. However, Strauss Library reserves the right to remove a publication if there is reason to believe it violates the rights of a third party, including cases of accusations of libel, invasion of privacy, or plagiarism.
There are charges for ILL services. Library users have access to more than 20 million books, journals, DVDs, CDs, videos, and other materials held in these libraries. Many books are available in Spanish and English. The five CU libraries have a tradition of collaboration and sharing collections through ILL and cooperative collection development.
Currently, there are many electronic resources available to all faculty, staff, and students across the CU system through the efforts of the CU libraries to work cooperatively and license e-resources across the campus. The most significant example of collaboration to date is the joint licensing of access to ScienceDirect online journals, giving CU personnel from all four campuses access to more than 1, online journals.
When possible, books are purchased in hard cover. Soft cover items received may be sent for binding, depending on cost and expected use. All print journals that are retained for more than five years are bound. Items needing repair are repaired in-house when possible. Items that are too damaged to be retained are discarded or replaced, at the discretion of the Head of Acquisitions and Collections. These decisions are made based on the usefulness and uniqueness of the item, as well as cost and availability.
Gifts for the collection provide a valuable supplement to the library's Information Resources budget. Selection criteria for gift materials are the same as those for purchased materials. In most cases, duplicate materials are not be added to the collection. Resources most suitable for donation include:. Donors are asked to submit a list of items they wish to donate to facilitate the selection and processing of materials and for gift acknowledgement purposes.
Lists may be submitted online. As a general rule, duplicate copies of materials are purchased rarely, only when a title is very heavily used and funds are available. Second print copies of journals are not purchased. Some core books and journals are provided in print and electronic formats to ensure archival access. Books that are missing, lost, or damaged are not automatically replaced, even when the library is reimbursed for these items. Missing print journal issues are replaced only when provided to the library by donors.
Items are delivered to the Health Sciences Library for pickup via courier service within two to three days, Monday - Friday. Weeding, or the removal of items from the collection, is an integral part of developing and maintaining a relevant, useful collection. Materials no longer relevant to the needs of primary clientele and duplicate copies of seldom-used items are periodically removed from the collection. This is done to conserve valuable space and to improve the usefulness of the collection.
Withdrawn books may be offered to other local libraries or discarded. Withdrawn journals are offered to other local libraries or through national library exchanges. Skip to main content. AMC students only, more info. Strauss Health Sciences Library Mission Statement The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Strauss Health Sciences Library links people, reliable health sciences knowledge, and technology in support of effective learning, quality health care, vital research, and engaging community service.
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[PDF] Library Collection Development Policies: Academic, Public, and Special Libraries [Download]
An informed and literate citizenry is essential to the future of New Orleans. The New Orleans Public Library functions as a major information source for the community and provides a broad and relevant collection of materials for informational, educational, and recreational purposes to people of differing ages, ethnic groups, lifestyles, and points of view, both in English and in other languages. Decisions regarding collection development are made with an understanding of the dynamic and diverse nature of the community. In order to best meet the needs of a changing population, collection development librarians consider such factors as citywide and neighborhood demographics, as well as projected changes for given neighborhoods. The Library further serves the residents of our neighboring communities and beyond through the offering of reciprocal borrowing with nearby parish systems, and our substantial collection of electronic resources. Additionally, our interlibrary loan ILL service assures access to the extended resources of academic and public libraries throughout the Southeast and allows access to our collections in turn. The ultimate responsibility for selecting library materials rests with the Library Director or designee, who operates within the framework of policies established by the New Orleans Public Library Board of Directors.
The library also supports the Maine Patent Program. The philosophy behind the collection development policy of the Law Library is to ensure an excellent collection for current use. The selection process includes close interaction with the faculty. They are consulted on a regular basis about their curricular and research needs.
The Holy Cross Libraries the Library steward a vast collection of both print and electronic materials to support the curriculum and the research of our academic community. The current collection includes resources that support the academic curriculum and research needs of a leading liberal arts college in the United States. The Library also collects materials from other academic areas such as interdisciplinary and emerging scholarly fields. The Library supports diverse voices and authors in its collection development strategies. The Library commits to creating and maintaining a well-balanced and fiscally responsible academic collection.
Now that you have studied what is included in a collection development policy, it is time to talk about how to go about writing one. Although the following procedure appears to go in linear steps, some of these steps may take place at the same time. Step One. Establish the procedure.
The principal mission of the law libraries in collecting and maintaining library resources is to support the instructional and research needs of our primary patrons: the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Boston University School of Law. The mission of the law libraries also extends to the wider Boston University community. Boston University encourages interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship and learning, with many formal and informal bridges between departments and schools.
For library professionals to make informed choices, selection policies for all types of libraries — public libraries, academic libraries, technical school libraries, and school libraries public and private — should include criteria to guide in the resource selection process. The criteria should be a blend of general, specific, and technical to enable library staff to select materials in all subject areas and formats. In addition to criteria such as appropriateness to the age and level of the user, librarians must also consider creating a collection that reflects diversity of ideas and authors as well as being reflective of the population the library serves. Selection policies should include specific criteria to guide professionals in purchasing items. Librarians should consider authenticity, public demand, general interest, content, and circumstances of use.
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