Library Collection Development System

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1.0. Introduction: “Library is a collection of sources, resources, and services, and the structure in which it is housed; it is organized for use and maintained by librarian and institution or a private individual. In the more traditional sense, a library is a collection of books This collection and services are used by people who choose not to — or cannot afford to — purchase an extensive collection themselves, who need material no individual can reasonably be expected to have, or who require professional assistance with their research” (1). Further, library can mean collection, the building or room that houses such a collection or both. The term "Library" has itself acquired a secondary meaning i.e., - a collection
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Besides, electronic resources are becoming increasingly important to libraries of all types, sizes, and are consuming an ever-increasing share of library budgets. Therefore, selection decisions concerning electronic information resources should also be made within an explicit collection development policy. This might be a separate policy or an integrated one. The first elements of a collection development policy will be a mission statement of the library, the purpose of this policy and the audience to whom it is addressed. It should also include brief statements about the community or user group(s); description of the types of programs the library collection serves; the size (including number of periodicals, monographic volumes, electronic resources, languages represented) of the collection; a detailed budgetary overview of the money the library will spend on the different types of information resources; and any formal or informal cooperative agreements that affect the collection policy or practices”…show more content…
Students and research scholars of these colleges are excluded from the scope of this study. Geographically the coverage of the institutions is limited to Mysore Region. The heads of all the 52 engineering colleges also form the sample of the study to assess the nature of the collection development. All the 52 engineering colleges of Mysore region coming under Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, Remaining …… engineering colleges are not covered in this study as they do not come under Mysore region.

Table: Engineering Colleges of Mysore Region Coming Under Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)
Name of Engineering colleges College Address/ Web Site Address Type of College Library Website Address
1 Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology (AIT) Chikmagalur – 577 102 /

2 Alva's Institute of Engineering and Technology Shobhavana Campus, Mijar
Moodbidri - 574 225. Mangalore, DK /

3 ATME(Academic Technical Management Exalence) Bannur-Mysore Road, Mysore 570 021/

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