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Collection Development Manual 2005
Circulating Collection Formats

Periodicals and Newspapers

Collection Goal: maintain collection size

Major Subclasses Collecting Guidelines Selection Sources Weeding Guidelines Action Items
Class as a whole Collect a wide variety of subjects, viewpoints, and material that applies to adults of all ages

Give preference to magazines indexed in sources available here

Consider whether available electronically in full text

Consider price per issue/potential usage

Consider difficulties in processing, handling, receipt

Monitor new areas for possible subject additions

Magazines for Libraries, Library Journal
Sample & review copies and other professional reviews

Patron requests

Staff suggestions

Check usage of titles up for renewal

Check usage of back years

Ask staff about usage

Ask patrons and staff about usage of noncirculating titles

Delete as per schedule in our online magazine list

Popular magazines Consider two subscriptions where circ is high      
Scholarly/trade journals Consider those of great demand (medicine, education)      
Newsletters Collect those in demand, especially business and health      
Professional library journals Collect the standard library journals and others used by staff for general info and reviewing      
Newspapers Collect Greater Lawrence and Boston newspapers

Collect newspapers of national importance

    As funds permit, increase backfile of Eagle Tribune


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