Formalization of Collection Development in Selected Medium-sized Academic Libraries Page: 1
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Harvill, Melba S. » Formalization of Collection Development
in Selected Medium-Sized Academic Libraries. Doctor of
Philosophy (Library and Information Science), December, 1984.
149 pp., 35 tables, bibliography, 281 t it lea.
The degree of formalization of collection development
(the dependent variable) in selected medium-sized academic
libraries and six independent variables believed to be
related to the dependent variable were examined. The
formalization of collection development was measured by an
index of five dimensions. The six independent variables
examined were age of the library, number of graduate
degrees offered by the parent institution, estimated
years of growth potential in terms of available shelf
space, attitude of the library director toward cooperation,
number of memberships held by the library in cooperative
endeavors, and percentage of increase in the materials
budget, from 1972 to 1982.
A medium-sized academic library was defined by the
researcher. The 35th edition (1982) of the American
Library Directory contained 206 libraries fitting the
definition. A questionnaire was sent to each of them;
149 (72.33 per cent) responded, and 128 (62.13 per cent)
were complete and usable.
The following hypotheses were tested:
1. The older the library, the less formalized will be
Here’s what’s next.
This dissertation can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Dissertation.
Harvill, Melba S. Formalization of Collection Development in Selected Medium-sized Academic Libraries, dissertation, December 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278902/m1/2/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .