In order to develop a collection and a collection development policy, data must be gathered and representatives of the library and community must be consulted. This is not something that can be accomplished in a short period of timeor alone. The greatest need in formulating a collection development policy is for ideas these ideas must come from different people and different points of view. Even the smallest library must gather ideas from a number of people interested in keeping the library alive, vital, and a part of the community it serves.
Collection Building – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991