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Collection Development Manual 2005
Circulating Collection Formats

Language and Linguistics 400-499

Collection Goal: maintain collection size

Major Subclasses Collecting Guidelines Selection Sources Weeding Guidelines Action Items
Class as a whole Collect dictionaries, grammars, phrase books in languages taught in schools, and/or represented by local populations

Emphasis on English, English as a Second Language, American Sign Language, Spanish

Growing interest in Chinese and Russian

Book collection is supplemented by language audio and video

Include some sources on Braille, humor, speed reading

Standard sources

Publishers' catalogs


Replace by condition

Consider for weeding after 10 years

Add items transferred from reference as newer reference editions are added

Create better signage for ESL and foreign language shelving


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