Collection Development & Selection Policy Structure


  Part 1: Drafting a collection development policy for your model library

A collection development policy is the written statement of a plan to correct a collection's weaknesses while maintaining its strengths; it provides details to guide library staff in building that collection.

A complete collection policy statement contains the following elements:


  1. Purpose
  2. Scope

  3. B.1 Languages

    B.2 Geographic Areas

    B.3 Chronological Guidelines

    B.4 Dates of Publication

  4. Types of Material

  5. C.1 Treatment of Subject

    C.2 Formats

  6. Levels of Current Collecting Activity by Subject
  7. Collecting Responsibility
  8. Other Resources
Name of bibliographer and date.