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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICYCOLL

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

2006

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    Table of Contents

    General Introduction…..…………..……………………………………………… 3

    Part One: General Statement and Collection Strategy……………………. 3

    A. General Statement…………………………………………………………….. 3 B. Collection Development Strategy…………………………………………... 4 C. General Policies, Except for Non-Print Materials………………………... 6 D. General Statement for Non-Print Media…………………………………. .10 E. Reference Department Collection Development Policies…………….. 11 F. Government Publications Collection Development Policy…………… 20 G. Weeding Policy……………………………………………………………….. 22

    Part Two: Special Collections……………………………….……………….…23

    A. History of Aviation Collection……………………………………….……….23 B. The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library (WPRL)……………...….24 C. The Belsterling Botanical Collection……….………………………………24

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    General Introduction

     The collection development policy is divided into two parts. Part 1 consists of a general statement, collection strategy, and separate statements for specific curriculum areas and units of the library. In Part II, statements are offered covering the specific academic programs at the University of Texas at Dallas. One of six possible collecting levels (defined in Appendix I) from the RLG Conspectus is assigned to the appropriate subject component, which supports each curriculum area.

    Part I: General Statement and Collection Strategy

A. General Statement

This collection development policy statement is intended to:

    ; provide guidelines for the selection of material for purchase

    ; provide a master plan for the growth and development of the Library’s

    collection

    ; facilitate the allocation of budgetary resources

    ; communicate to deans, faculty, librarians and others the library’s collection

    policy

    ; allow comparison between UTD policy and that of other institutions to assist

    in cooperative collection development

    ; assist in reaching selection decisions on electronic materials and large

    microform research sets

    ; provide guidelines for weeding

    ; assist in the selection and retention of gifts and other free or inexpensive

    sources

    ; codify several unwritten policies.

     The primary collection development objectives of the Libraries are to support instruction and faculty research. A limited effort is undertaken to supply customers information about current social, political and economic events in the Dallas area, Texas, the United States, and throughout the world. No effort is undertaken to develop the collection to meet the needs of library patrons not affiliated with the University of Texas at Dallas except in the case of the U.S. Depository and Texas State Depository programs.

    Development of the depository collections, as required by law, takes into consideration the needs of the local community in the selection of material. University faculty and staff who require books and periodicals for their own use are expected to spend personal funds for their acquisition. Other units on campus,

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    which require books and periodicals for their University operations, are expected to spend their own funds. Because the library cannot collect comprehensively in all subject areas, a high priority is placed on providing bibliographical access to material not necessarily held in the collection so that a patron may obtain it by alternate means, such as interlibrary loan.

     Due to the fact that the University of Texas at Dallas is a rapidly expanding institution that frequently adds new courses and programs to its curriculum, it is recognized that it will be necessary to periodically update the policy statements for individual curriculum areas. Ideally, they should be reviewed and updated each time new university graduate and undergraduate catalogs are issued.

     Finally, it should be understood that the assigned collecting levels in Part II represent the desired level of support rather than the actual level of the present collection.

    B. Collection Development Strategy