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Collection Development

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Table of contents

Abstract 3

Introduction 4

Importance of collection development policy 4

Part 1: Mission statement of St Helena's college library 5

The library and its clientele 5

Levels of collection 6

Aim of collection & development program 7

Overview of library and collection development 8

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 plan to correct the weakness and maintain the strength. The process of collection building includes selection of current as well as retrospective material, rejection of obsolete and


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