Collection Assessment and New Academic Programs

TitleCollection Assessment and New Academic Programs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBobal, AM, Mellinger, M, Avery, BE
JournalCollection Management
Date Publishedsep
Type of ArticleArticle
Keywordsassessment, Library, {ACADEMIC} libraries – Administration, {ACADEMIC} libraries – Collection development, {ACADEMIC} libraries – Finance, {ACADEMIC} programs, {COLLECTIONS}, {COLLECTION} development (Libraries), {COLLECTION} management (Libraries), {COMMUNICATION} in learning & scholarship, {LIBRARIES} & education, {LIBRARIES} & schools, {LIBRARIES} – Evaluation, {LIBRARY} administration, {LIBRARY} catalogs, {OREGON} State University. Libraries
AbstractAt Oregon State University, the library is included in the review process for each new program proposal. Historically, this inclusion has taken the form of a mandatory statement regarding the adequacy of the library collection to support the new program. The level of assessment undertaken to justify these statements has changed and become more rigorous over time. These assessments also provide a basis for including collections as a component of the cost of university support for new programs but seldom result in sufficient increased funding. Their true value may be in the opportunity for dialogue on the future of scholarly communication. [{ABSTRACT} {FROM} {AUTHOR]} Copyright of Collection Management is the property of Taylor & Francis Ltd and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)