Formalization of collection development in selected medium-sized academic libraries

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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.

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Harvill, Melba S. December 1984.

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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.

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Harvill, Melba S. Formalization of collection development in selected medium-sized academic libraries, thesis or dissertation, December 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935690/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .