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Parameters for Collection Development Policy: NCERT Experience

Library Herald Year : 2023, Volume : 61, Issue : 2 First page : ( 76) Last page : ( 89) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2023.00015.5

Parameters for Collection Development Policy: NCERT Experience

Samantaray Moorttimatee1 1Deputy Librarian, LDD (Erstwhile DLDI), NCERT, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi- 110016, E-mail: murtimati.rath@gmail.com Abstract Collection development is a universal process for all types of libraries. Accordingly the workflow in the process is also universal. Therefore, on the basis of collection development practices of the institutions, acquisition module in library management software is developed as workflow in the section plays an important role while programming. Any change in the workflow, the libraries have local variation and they give for customization. Increasing size of the service community correspond to increase in degree of divergence in individual information need. The user’s need survey is very necessary to understand the needs of the community. Different committees and commission reports advice for the percentage of budget allocation for academic libraries. Library budget is major factor in the collection development policy. The role of Inter-Library-Loan (ILL) is the product of library co-operation, which controls the expenditure during budget constraints. There are hundreds and thousands of libraries and information centers with excellent and rare collections. But there is no Indian Standard for development of collection development policy in the instructional level. A policy statement provides a framework within which individual can exercise their own judgments and actions. The approved policy of the institutions provides clarity and consistence to the collection development strategies through internal workflow in both manual and automated environment.The author, on the basisofher vastexperience in thefield tries to bring the parameters for the policy. The parameters may or may not be applicable to all types of libraries. It depends on the size of user community, the institutional need and need of the procedure. The workflow of the particular section sources certain process but behind the screen a lot of parameters are involved. The author hopes the use of parameters in different types of libraries for various types of resources on the basis of their format. However, in the age of IT the tangible and intangible items have different features—their procurement, usages, and weeding out. Keywords NCERT, Print Resources, E-resources, Collection Development, Parameters.


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