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					                  CONTRA COSTA COUNTY LIBRARY

                 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary and Key Recommendations                                                                                 8

Introduction                                                                                                              19

Annual Timeline for Collection Development Planning                                                                       22

Purpose                                                                                                                   23

Definitions                                                                                                               23

Library and Service Area Description                                                                                      24

           Library Mission and Collection Development Goal

           Community Needs Assessment

                      Community Profiles
                      User Surveys
                      Non-User Surveys
                      Standardized Data

           Outreach
                Technology for Teens in Transition (T3)
                Stories-To-Go
                Reach Out and Read (ROR)


Budget Allocation                                                                                                         30
Library Collection Management 101 Spring 2006 - This material has been created by Julie Italiano for the Infopeople Project         1
[infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and
Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding
source.
Materials Selection Process                                                                                               31

           Responsibility for Selection

            Collection Development Team
Collection Development Manager (System Collection Planner)
            Collection Planners
            Branch Selection Responsibilities
            Collection Development Training

Core Collections                                                                                                          34
            Circulating
            Reference

           General Principles and Criteria for Selection

Selection                                                                                                                 38

Order Types                                                                                                               38
            Standing Orders
                  System
                  Branch
            Core Orders
            Core Replacement Orders
            Centralized Orders
            Discretionary Branch Orders
Special Branch Orders

                      Demand
                          Suggestion for Purchase
                          Multiple Copies
                          Seven-Day Loan

           Formats                                                                                                        42
               Books
               Periodicals
               Pamphlets
               Microform
               Audiocassettes
               Compact Discs
Library Collection Management 101 Spring 2006 - This material has been created by Julie Italiano for the Infopeople Project         2
[infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and
Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding
source.
                      Videocassettes
                      DVDs
                      CD-ROMs
                      Large Type
                      eBooks
                      Electronic Resources/Websites

Gifts                                                                                                                     46
Interlibrary Loan
Library of California/CALIFA

Collection Overview                                                                                                       48

Collection Assessment                                                                                                     49

           OCLC/WLN Collection Analysis
           System Collection Profile
           Branch Collection Profiles
           Circulation Statistics/Use Studies
           User Surveys
           Subject Request/Suggestion for Purchase

Collection Maintenance                                                                                                    51

           De-selection
           Replacement Lists
           Materials Preservation



Subject Area Descriptions                                                                                                 54

           Adult Collection Overview                                                                                      54


Adult Fiction                                                                                                             54

                      General Fiction
                      Mysteries
                      Romance
Library Collection Management 101 Spring 2006 - This material has been created by Julie Italiano for the Infopeople Project         3
[infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and
Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding
source.
                      Science Fiction
                      Westerns
                      Short Stories

           Adult Nonfiction                                                                                               59

                      Generalities 000-099
                            Computers 005
                      Philosophy and Psychology 100-199
                      Religion 200-299
                      Social Sciences 300-399
                            Investment 332-333
                            Law 340
                            Education 370
                      Language 400-499
                      Pure Sciences 500-599
                      Applied Sciences 600-699
                            Medicine/Consumer Health 610-619
                            Home Economics 641
                            Parenting 649
                            Business/Careers 650-659
                      Arts and Recreation 700-799
                            Graphic Novels 741
                            Music 780-789
                            Recreational and Performing Arts 790-799
                      Literature 800-899
                      Geography and History 900-999
                            Travel 910-919
                      Biography

Adult Audiovisual                                                                                                         70
           Videocassettes/DVD
           Books on Cassette/CD
           Music CDs
           CD-ROMs

           Adult Miscellaneous                                                                                            75
                 Paperbacks
                       Cataloged
                       Unaccessioned
Library Collection Management 101 Spring 2006 - This material has been created by Julie Italiano for the Infopeople Project         4
[infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and
Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding
source.
                      Large Type
                      Periodicals
                      Professional Collection
                      English as a Second Language (ESL)
                      Adult Basic Education (ABE)
                      International Languages
                      College Catalogs

           Special Collections                                                                                            79
                 Local History
                 Heritage/Genealogy
                 International Languages
                 Jazz
                 Government Documents
                 Branch Government Documents
                 Project Second Chance

Young Adult Collection Overview                                                                                           83

Children’s Collection Overview                                                                                            84

           Picture Books
           Easy Readers
           Fiction
           Paperbacks
           Nonfiction
           Reference
           Books on Audiocassette/CD
           Multimedia

Children’s Miscellaneous                                                                                                  90
      Board Books
      Periodicals
      Pamphlets




Library Collection Management 101 Spring 2006 - This material has been created by Julie Italiano for the Infopeople Project         5
[infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and
Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding
source.
Branch Collection Development                                                                                             90

           Outlets
           Small Branches
           Medium Branches
           Large Branches
           Virtual Branch

Branch Profiles                                                                                                           92

Appendix                                                                                                                  93

           Community Assessment Statistical Resources
           Government Documents Collection Development Policy
           Electronic Resources Collection Development Policy
           Guidelines for Electronic Updates to Print Periodical Subscriptions
           Web Site Evaluation Criteria
           Resources for Developing Reference Collections
           Selection Criteria for the Gift Policy
           Gift Acceptance Guidelines
           Gift Procedure for Non-County Funds
           Procedure for Adding/Deleting a Format
           Guidelines for Implementing Special Collection
           System Withdrawals/Last Copy Procedure
           Locations
           De-selection Guidelines
           Sharing and Circulating Reference Resources
           Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials
           Materials Preservation Guidelines
           Vendor Resources Report
`          Public Relations Recommendations
           Collection Development Training
           Branch Collection Profiles
           Branch Community Profiles




Library Collection Management 101 Spring 2006 - This material has been created by Julie Italiano for the Infopeople Project         6
[infopeople.org], supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and
Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding
source.

				
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