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Collection Development Manual 2005
Circulating Collection Formats

Arts  700-799

Collection Goal: reduce collection size of large format fine arts titles; increase collection size of domestic arts and crafts titles
 

Major Subclasses Collecting Guidelines Selection Sources Weeding Guidelines Action Items
Class as a whole Large and varied class ranging from durable, expensive art books to rapidly changing subjects like party planning and sports

Strong interest in this area; keep up with changing trends in music, film, games and sports.

Buy for heavy student use.

Standard review sources

Popular media

Publisher catalogs (Meredith, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Betterway, Rockport)

Patron requests

Gifts

See specific areas Major hands-on weed of 700s as our shelves are bursting
Landscaping

710-719

Strong interest in landscape design Gardening journals

 

Keep items of historical interest Recatalog gardening titles to 600s
Architecture

720-729

Concentrate on home building and design   Weed home building titles after 10 yrs  
Sculpture
Plastic Arts

730-739

For general, not scholarly audience

Sculpture, carvings, paper folding, coins, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry

  Weed carefully

Demand comes and goes

 
Drawing

740-744

Cartoons, caricatures, comics, drawing technique, graphic design (very popular), illustration, commercial art   Weed by condition.  
Decorative Arts

745-749

Very popular area.  Need to keep fresh.  Antiques, industrial design, crafts, toys, calligraphy, floral arts, weaving, needlecraft, quilting, interior decoration, furniture Craft magazines

NEMB

Interior design publishers: Chronicle, Sterling, Putnam, Clarkson Potter, Wiley, Rizzoli, Abbeville, Morrow, Martha Stewart, Taunton, Rockport

Weed by condition

Also weed dated materials

 
Painting

750-759

Popular area with increasing circulation. Include titles on materials, techniques, watercolors, oils, periods.      
Prints

760-769

Small collection, including baseball cards, paper money.  Lightly used, buy accordingly      
Photography

770-779

Include standard works, as well as current titles. Collect directories, titles on techniques and equipment, cameras, photographs. Photography magazines Weed dated and shabby materials  
Music

780-789

Collect works on classical, opera, jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, country, new age, world. Include some standard sheet music for piano and guitar. Collect encyclopedias, dictionaries, histories, biographies, techniques, song collections, books on musical instruments. Popular media Weed by condition and replace heavily used items, especially popular sheet music  
Performing Arts

790-792

Collect works on movies, TV, theater, acting, ballet, circus, radio, opera      
Indoor Games

793-795

Collect books on games, parties, showers, puzzles, magic, chess, bowling, games of chance, card games Game magazines    
Sports

796-799

Very popular. Needs constant updating as trends, teams, and methods change rapidly. Collect titles on individual sports, team sports, coaching, women's sports, olympic games, outdoor life, camping, cycling, martial arts, boating, horsemanship, horse race betting, fishing and hunting. Sport magazines

Publishers catalogs

NEMB

   

 

Last updated: July 07, 2014
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