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Collection Development Manual 2005
Circulating Collection Formats

Pure Sciences 500-599

Collection Goal: maintain collection size
 

Major Subclasses Collecting Guidelines Selection Sources Weeding Guidelines Action Items
Class as a whole Primarily research material and popular science (very high use in this library)


Collect across levels of difficulty and length

Heavy student use for reports and science fairs.
Recreational use of field guides

Purchase some textbooks at hs /undergraduate level, especially in math and basic sciences

Standard sources

Publishers' catalogs

NEMB

Some recent textbook donations

Timetable for weeding very important

Must keep current by hands-on weeding

 
Mathematics

510-519

Purchase attractive study guides, especially in Algebra and general math

High demand

  Keep 10 yrs, basic titles longer if in good condition Buy more math study guides
Astronomy

520-529

Interest level high for popular science in this area   Check at 5 yrs  
Physics/Chemistry

540-549

Interest level high for modern physics   Check at 5 yrs

Keep textbooks longer

 
Earth Science

550-559

Collect for school assignments   Check at 10 yrs  
Paleontology

560-569

Keep current with new discoveries   Check at 10yrs  
Botony/Zoology

570-599

High interest in cell biology and animal species   Check at 7 yrs

Keep field guides longer if in OK condition

 

 

Last updated: July 07, 2014
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