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Collection Development Manual 2005
Circulating Collection Formats

Philosophy and Psychology 100-199

Collection Goal: maintain collection size
 

Major Subclasses Collecting Guidelines Selection Sources Weeding Guidelines Action Items
Class as whole Philosophy does not need constant updating and weeding; psychology does Standard review sources

Popular media

Patron suggestions

Standard works

Keep general information books and classics  
Philosophy

100-129

140-149

190-199

Collect ancient, medieval, Chinese, Indian, and modern philosophy

 

Modern and traditional classics

Collect mostly for school use at undergraduate level

  Weed and replace classics by condition Update classics
Parapsychology/Occult

130-139

Popular, high loss area

Select quality titles

Collect for school assignments

  Patrons "weed" for us; be alert for need to replace lost titles  
Psychology

150-159

Self-help and child development titles very popular

Steady interest in classics

  Weed as trends change and interest fades Update classics
Logic/Ethics

160-179

Collect different views on ethical questions   Weed as issues face Update classics

 

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