Collection Development policy

Carol Webber (
Tue, 17 Sep 1996 10:46:43 -0500

I have been asked to look at our video collection development
policies with an eye to revision. We are a public library
with a really extensive collection and gradually increasing
circulation (hovering at 40% of all adult circulation.) My
own concern has been to expand and define the ALA Freedom to
View statement to better incorporate it into our own policy.
Funnily (!) enough, all content objection to date has been
from some of our own people, and has occurred often enough
for some type of education to be required on the subject...
I would appreciate any input.

I'm also interested in any help you have to offer as to
budgetting based on circulation, etc.

Thanks in Advance!

Carol Webber