Baylor University Poage Library

Collection Outline

  1. Statement of purpose
    1. Baylor University
    2. Baylor University Libraries
    3. Baylor Collections of Political Materials
  2. Types of programs supported by the collection
    1. Research
    2. Exhibits
    3. Outreach
    4. Acquisitions
    5. Preservation and Security
  3. Clientele served by the collection
    1. Creator and staff
    2. Undergraduate and graduate students
    3. Faculty and staff
    4. Scholars
    5. General public
    6. High school students
    7. Professional researchers
  4. Priorities and limitations of the collection
    1. Present identified strengths
      1. Congressional papers
      2. Congressional documents
      3. Extremist materials
      4. Texas government
      5. Editorial cartoons
    2. Present identified weaknesses
      1. Local government
      2. Personal papers
      3. Books
      4. Ancillary papers
    3. Present collecting level
      1. Central Texas
      2. Other districts
      3. Texas government
      4. Judicial papers
    4. Desired level of collecting to meet objectives
      1. Manuscripts
      2. Personal papers
      3. Ancillary papers
      4. Books
        1. U.S. Congress
        2. Agriculture
        3. Politics
        4. History
        5. Other studies
      5. Media
      6. Government publications
      7. Serials
      8. Newspapers
      9. Microforms
      10. Book catalogs
      11. Campaign materials
      12. Maps
      13. Biographical materials
        1. Central Texas policitians
        2. Other Texas politicians
        3. Other politicians
      14. Vertical File materials
    5. Geographical areas collected
      1. 11th Congressional District
      2. Texas
      3. Outside Texas
    6. Chronological periods collected
    7. Subject areas collected
    8. Languages, other than English, collected
    9. Forms of materials collected
      1. Manuscripts
        1. Local politicians
        2. Local political party files
        3. Local political organizations
        4. State legislators
        5. Judges
        6. U.S. congressional papers
          1. 11th Congressional District
          2. Baylor alumni
      2. Personal papers
      3. Ancillary papers
      4. Books
        1. Criteria
        2. Duplicates
      5. Media
      6. Government publications
      7. Serials
      8. Newspapers
      9. Microforms
      10. Book catalogs
      11. Campaign materials
      12. Maps
      13. Biographical material
      14. Vertical File
    10. Exclusions
    11. Limitations on acquisitions
  5. Cooperative agreements affecting the collecting policy
  6. Statement of resource sharing policy
    1. Duplication
    2. Loans
    3. Exhibitions
  7. Statement of deaccessioning policy
  8. Procedures affecting collecting policy and its expedition
    1. Deed of gift
    2. Loans, deposits, donations
    3. Closed collections
      1. Permanently
      2. Temporarily
      3. Classified materials
    4. Deaccessioning/Sampling
      1. Case files
      2. Military applications
      3. Duplicates
      4. Other materials
    5. Exhibits
    6. Revision of policies
    7. Emergencies
      1. Theft
      2. Fire
      3. Vermin
      4. Flood
    8. Duplicate materials
      1. 1. Criteria for cataloging
      2. 2. Criteria for disposal
      3. 3. Government documents
    9. Copyright laws
    10. Privacy laws
    11. Preservation
    12. Duplicating materials
      1. Photocopying
      2. Photographs
      3. Copy stands
      4. Hand scanners
      5. Finding aids
      6. Publications
  9. Statement on censorship and freedom of information
  10. Procedure for monitoring development and reviewing collection development guidelines
    1. Collection Manager
    2. Policy Committee
    3. Collection Development Policy

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