Monthly Archives: May 2014

How challenges to resources within or accessed through the collection will be responded to

Having a clear collections development policy containing a concise selections criteria would hopefully mean that objectionable material does not make it to the library shelves. However, this is not always the case and having an active and vocal parent body

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How the collection can be continually evaluated

The evaluation of any library collection should be based upon how well the collection serves the needs of its users. It should take into account the goals and objectives of the library program. There should be a section on who

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Weeding of resources to maintain balance and relevance

Weeding is the process of removing resources from the library collection when they are no longer relevant to the curriculum and users. It is often referred to as deselection. There are a number of reasons to deselect. It frees up

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Copyright

    Copyright and its management in schools is an issue which involves all members of the teaching and administration staff as well as students. In Australia, copyright is governed by the Commonwealth Government’s Copyright Act 1968 so its implementation

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Acquisition of resources

Acquisition is the process of obtaining what has been selected for inclusion in the collection. This process may be undertaken by support staff, however, the TL needs to have a clear overview of the process and be actively involved in

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The selection of resources

Libraries need a systematic way to perform selection. The ‘tools’ selectors use to help them discover what items are available for selection are referred to as ‘selection aids’. Within the collection development policy, the selection aids may include bibliographic tools,

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Funding the collection

A well-resourced school library enhances teaching and learning outcomes. (ALIA, 2012) There are several models for budgeting procedure. One way to prepare a budget is a program budget, based on collection maintenance and development. In this model the budget request

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