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Evaluating, Enhancing, and Supplementing the Library Resources


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presented at the Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP) Conference on Knowledge, Skills, and Personality Enhancement: Platform for Change, held at Pearl Manila Hotel, …

presented at the Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP) Conference on Knowledge, Skills, and Personality Enhancement: Platform for Change, held at Pearl Manila Hotel, UN Avenue, Manila, Philippines on 2004 Feb19

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  • 1.
    • by Fe Angela M. Verzosa De La Salle University
    Evaluating, Enhancing and Supplementing the Library Resources
  • 2. Managing our collection faces a crisis... *reduction in expenditures due to price increases *diminished resources *aging of the collection *digital formats are not less expensive *resource-sharing may not solve the the problem
  • 3.
          • review present status of collection
          • assess strengths and weaknesses
          • identify unmet and emerging needs
          • list priorities for acquisition
    Know what the library needs
  • 4.
    • Developing core collections rather than comprehensive holdings is a priority.
    • Care should taken in updating.
    • Emphasis is on intellectual content , rather than the traditional format
    • Use shelf behavior and circulation usage to determine usefulness.
    Know how to keep collection current and useful
  • 5.
    • Anticipated or actual usage
    • Accuracy
    • Reputation and authoritativeness
    • Timeliness of the publication
    • Strength of present holdings in the
    • subject area or discipline
    • Literary quality
    • Level of treatment
    • Contribution to the field of knowledge
    • Availability
    Standard Evaluation Criteria
  • 6.
    • Formulate short and long–term plans for collection development
    • Information should be collected in the most appropriate format. Usefulness, not format, is the deciding factor in acquisition.
    • Disseminate information on new materials for selection to clientele before acquisition
    • match funds with needs
    • set limits on spending
    Enhancing your library resources
  • 7.
    • Electronic access is now the reality. More capital funds are being rechannelled to buy computer equipment, licenses and access fees to Internet. The World Wide Web presents a vast store of information, but care must be taken to determine those that are inaccurate and unverifiable.
    Enhancing with Internet access
  • 8.
    • Identification/selection of materials thru review sites and websites of vendors, publishers, traditional booksellers, libraries, academic institutions, etc.
    • Web harvesting
    • Archiving web resources
    • Indexing archived documents
    Developing Online Collections
  • 9.
    • multimedia (interactive videos) and cd-rom technology are becoming more and more attractive than prints, because they present a better alternative to reading and information retrieval.
    Acquiring multimedia materials
  • 10. Resource-sharing, collaborative purchasing, and cooperative collection present alternatives to enhance collections, reduce not only acquisition costs. Enhancing with shared collections...
  • 11. Resource-sharing
    • the goal of many consortia
    • by knowing their strengths/weaknesses, they could take advantage of the strengths and work together to cover the weaknesses.
  • 12. Benefits from Shared Collections
    • Enhance library resources and services
    • Expand the breadth
    • and depth of collections
    • Reduce unnecessary
    • duplication
    • Reduce costs and space requirements
    • Maximize their use
  • 13. Acquiring gifts and donations
    • Manuscript collections and rare books
    • Local studies material
    • Personal/family papers
    • Periodical/serial titles of general interest
    • Reference material of timeless value
  • 14.
    • Thank you!