Definitions

Developed
  • Selector purchases new materials as available.
Developed and Maintained
  • Selector purchases new materials as available and keeps existing material usable and in good repair.
Heavily Developed and Maintained
  • Selector actively seeks to purchase new titles and keeps existing titles usable and in excellent repair.
Maintained
  • Selector keeps collection static, replaces only worn or damaged items. Does not pursue new titles.
Minimally Developed
  • Selector spends little time and effort on development.
Not Developed
  • Selector spends no time and no money on development.
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND DEFINITIONS:

Mature Collection
  • Materials are not current, but information does not change over time. Requires regular updating, rather than active development to keep collection maintained.
Material Collections
  • Organization of library materials into separate collections grouped by similar characteristics such as Fiction , Nonfiction, Videocassettes, Books-on-tape, etc.