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Vol.8(7), pp. 62-67 , November 2016
ISSN: 2141-2537

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Collection development in academic libraries

Sanjay Patel
  • Sanjay Patel
  • L. M. College of Pharmacy, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, India.
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 Received: 13 May 2015  Accepted: 10 August 2016  Published: 30 November 2016

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This study discusses the importance of collection development in libraries. Various factors have to be taken into consideration while developing a qualitative collection for the benefit of the users. These factors include policies, principles, techniques and procedures, problems associated with collection/ development and weeding out as well. It is equally important to evaluate the collections to assess its use and moreover the usefulness of collection development in electronic environment. Authors conclude that, library professionals need to take utmost care in developing a balanced collection, which enhances the quality of the library. The study is attempted on the basis of experience.

Key words: Collection development, policy, techniques, academic, libraries

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Chicago Sanjay Patel. "Collection development in academic libraries." International Journal of Library and Information Science 8, no. 7 (2016): 62-67.
MLA Sanjay Patel. "Collection development in academic libraries." International Journal of Library and Information Science 8.7 (2016): 62-67.

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