Re: Video Collection Development Policies

Jim Scholtz (
Fri, 4 Feb 2000 13:45:34 -0800 (PST)

Hi Ted, there are some great video selection/collection development
policies (for university libraries as well as publics) in several sources:

Video Policies and Procedures for Libraries (ABC-Clio, 1996) - James C.

Gary Handman's book (which we are working on an update currently) Greenwood
Press) Video Collection Development in Multitype Libraries (consult my
chapter on collection development - it uses several CD source documents
such as one from Nothern Illinois University that you might find applicable
- also it contains lots of discussion on why statements are added rather
than just providing a nondescript template.

Also ARCL has several kits which contain sample of CD policies - Kristine
Brancolini could provide you with more information on that - or contact
ACRL directly through ALA (800) 545-2433. Hope this information helps.

Jim Scholtz.

At 10:34 AM 2/4/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Please excuse me if this has been discussed recently on the list. I'm
>I am trying to find examples of collection development policies for
>video collections in libraries or other institutions. We are beginning
>the process of writing ours, but I always like to have examples to go by
>if possible.
>If you have one you could share with me, please respond to me offlist
>and I will summarize for the list if there is interest.
>Thanks in advance for any assistance you could give!
>Roz Tedford
>Rosalind Tedford
>Information Technology Center Manager
>Wake Forest University
>Phone: 336-758-5910
>FAX: 336-758-8831