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Title: Library Collection Development and its Social Responsibility: Case Study of Kanal Ilmu Library
Authors: Lawanda, Ike Iswary
Keywords: Management policy
Selection policy
Community library
Collection development
Kanal Ilmu Library
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: Library & Information Science Unit, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya
Abstract: Library collection development is the process of identifying the strength and the weakness of a collection as well as concerning the needs of users, community sources and attempting to correct the existing weakness in a collection. This paper describes the Kanal Ilmu Library, which is in the process of developing its collection to serve the information needs of its population whom are special people in the context of Indonesian society. Kanal Ilmu Library’s objective is to educate homeless children, street cigarette sales kids, street singer kids and shoe-polishing kids, by providing a collection that meets the need of these kids. In order to understanding the goal of both the library and its users, librarians need to be proactive and appropriate in ascertaining their needs for information. The library needs to undertake in-depth-interview, participant observation and documents analysis in order to obtain the needed information for such patrons as they are so unique in manners and habits. This approach helps in the development of a realistic collection and a library which caters for grass root needs.
Description: In Building an information society for all: proceedings of the International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, ICoLIS 2007, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 26-27 June 2007
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/271
ISBN: 978-983-43491-0-3
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