Assessing the Appropriateness of Your Collection

Title

Assessing the Appropriateness of Your Collection

Description

It has been over 30 years since the initial publication of the WLN Collection Assessment Manual. This manual established a comprehensive framework for collection assessment, incorporating Collection Depth Indicators/Codes as well as the Divisions, Categories, & Subjects Hierarchical Tool. These tools are applicable to libraries of all types or sizes. While more recent updates for WLN’s hierarchical tools are not readily available, certain customizations maybe necessary to adapt to the evolving environment. For instance, adjustments might be needed to accommodate changes in subject placement within different categories or divisions, or to assess the growing presence of electronic resources. This poster presentation showcases an ongoing collection assessment practice at Jacksonville State University Library. The presentation covers the key elements and steps for implementing the Conspectus and Checklist methodologies, including who will conduct the assessment and how often it is conducted. Additionally, attendees have an opportunity to learn about the available tools for accomplishing the assessment and how the collection is evaluated for appropriateness. The presentation also explores the impacts of the assessment, including how providing an appropriate collection supports students' academic success, facilitates wise library budgeting, and assists academic departments with accreditation.

Creator

Wang, Hanrong

Publisher

Chinese American Librarians Association

Date

2023-05-22

Rights

This resource may be protected by copyright. You may make use of this resource, with proper attribution, for educational and other non-commercial uses only. Permission to reproduce the resource beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder.

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text; Document; Poster

Coverage

Jacksonville State University

Alternative Title

A Conspectus and Checklist Practice

Date Available

2023-08-30

Extent

40 x 28 in.

Medium

text

Bibliographic Citation

Bushing, M., Davis, B., & Powell, N. (1997). Using the Conspectus Method: A Collection Assessment Handbook. Lacey, WA: WLN Lkelly, M. M. (2021). The Complete Collections Assessment Manual: A Holistic Approach. Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman Powell, N. & Bushing, M. (1992). WLN Collection Assessment Manual. Lacey, WA: WLN

Spatial Coverage

United States -- Jacksonville State University Library

Temporal Coverage

1990-2023

Position: 634 (91 views)

Files

Poster Presentation Templates 40x28.pdf

Citation

Hanrong Wang, “Assessing the Appropriateness of Your Collection,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed April 12, 2024, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/1148.