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New Technology of Library and Information Service  1999, Vol. 15 Issue (2): 51-57    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.1999.02.17
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Collection Development Policies and Practical Guidelines for Academic and Research Libraries in Asia
JOHN BEN DeVETTE
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This paper deals with the evaluation and selection aspects of collection development within Asian libraries. Collection development policies must be specific and usage studies conducted on a regular basis. New technology and access options along with budget restrictions are creating opprtunities for the networking of regional libraries. As institutions shift emphasis from the local library to the consortia, this directly impacts the policy for selecting materials, too. In light of these changes, the traditional method for purchasing information (and in what format it will be accessed)must be adapted to accept today's new realities.The goal of this paper is to encourage the leaders of today's libraries to actively participate in the creation of collection development policies that reflect not only the needs of their own organization and the consortia,but which focus on the ultimate users and their needs.

Received: 22 October 1998      Published: 25 April 1999
Corresponding Authors: JOHN BEN DeVETTE     E-mail: jbd@ibm. net
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JOHN BEN DeVETTE. Collection Development Policies and Practical Guidelines for Academic and Research Libraries in Asia. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 1999, 15(2): 51-57.

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