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Policies in Print

Collection Development Policy: Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library (2d ed. 1996).

Collection Development Policy: The Ohio State University College of Law Library (1990).

Collection Policy: University of San Diego Legal Research Center (1994?).

Cañon Minimum Centers (Colorado). "General Library Collection Development [Policy]," in Libraries Inside: A Practical Guide for Prison Librarians 205 (Rhea Joyce Rubin & Daniel Suvak eds., 1995).

"Legal Materials," in Library of Congress Collections Policy Statements C: LEG (1994).

"Model Acquisitions Policy for a Law Office," in Planning the Small Law Office Library 71 (Catherine A. Pennington ed., 1994).

American Association of Law Libraries Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section. "Recommended Collections for Prison Law Libraries," in Werner's Manual for Prison Law Libraries (Arturo A. Flores) (2d ed. 1990).

"Tarlton Law Library, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin," in Library Collection Development Policies: A Reference and Writers' Handbook 403 (Richard J. Wood and Frank Hoffmann eds., 1996).

Standards

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United States

Academic Law Library Standards
Court Library Standards
  • American Association of Law Libraries. State, Court, and County Law Libraries Section. Standards for Federal Court Law Libraries (1978).
  • State and Court Law Libraries of the United States and Canada. Standards for Supreme Court Libraries: Official Draft, Adopted June 25, 1977 (1977).
Federal Depository Library Program Standards
Prison and Institution Law Library Standards
  • American Association of Law Libraries Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section. Recommended Collections for Prison and Other Institution Law Libraries (1990).
  • American Library Association. Library Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions (1992).

Guides

General Policy Guides

  • Collection development policies and procedures (Elizabeth Futas ed., 3d ed. 1995).
  • Library Collection Development Policies: A Reference and Writers' Handbook (Richard J. Wood & Frank Hoffman, eds., 1996).

Law Library Policy Guides

By Type of Library
  • General
    • Rosalie M. Long, Harry S. Martin III & Robert L. Buckwalter, "Acquisitions," in Law Librarianship: A Handbook 237, 237 (Heinz Peter Mueller & Patrick E. Kehoe, eds., 1983).
    • Lovisa Lyman & Bonnie Geldmacher, "Collection Development and Acquistions," in Law Librarianship: A Handbook for the Electronic Age 97, 103 (Patrick E. Kehoe, Lovisa Lyman & Gary Lee McCann, eds., 1995).
  • Prison and Institution Law Libraries
    • American Association of Law Libraries Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section. "Recommended Collections for Prison Law Libraries," in Werner's Manual for Prison Law Libraries (Arturo A. Flores) (2d ed., 1990).
    • American Association of Law Libraries, Standing Committee on Law Library Service to Institution Residents, Contemporary Social Problems Special Interest Section. Correctional Facility Law Libraries: An A to Z Resource Guide (1991).
    • American Association of Law Libraries Social Responsibilities Special Interest Section. Recommended Collections for Prison and Other Institution Law Libraries (1990).
    • <>Diana Reese, "Collection Development," in Libraries Inside: A Practical Guide for Prison Librarians 69 (Rhea Joyce Rubin & Daniel Suvak, eds., 1995).
  • Private Law Libraries
    • Mark Estes, "Book Selection" (chapter 3) in Planning the Small Law Office Library 23 (Catherine A. Pennington, ed., 1994).
    • Janice B. Shotwell & Margret M. Hayden, How to Build a Law Collection: A Guide for Massachusetts Attorneys (1995).
    • Karen Silber, "Every Law Library is Special, and So Is Its Collection Development Policy," AALL Spectrum, December 1999 at 10 (visited Aug. 10, 2000 at http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_sp9912.pdf).
By Type of Material
  • Foreign Legal Materials
    • Ellen G. Schaffer, "Georgetown University's Developing Foreign Law Policy and Its Implications for Providing Reference Service," 9 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 121 (1989).
  • Government Documents
    • "Appendix A: Suggested Core Collection," in Federal Depository Library Manual (1993) (also available on Internet (visited June 15, 2001) at http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/pubs/fdlm/corelist.html).
    • Collection Development Guidelines for Selective Federal Depository Libraries: Federal Depository Library Manual Supplement (1994) (also available on Internet (visited June 15, 2001) at http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fdlp/pubs/fdlm/coldev.html).
    • Virgina Thomas, "Formulating a Federal Depository Collection Development Statement: Guidelines for Academic Law Library Survival," 11 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 111 (1991).
  • Videocassettes
    • Ellen J. Miller, "The Video Collection: Selection and Evaluation," 85 Law Library Journal 591 (1993).

Bibliography

American Library Association Reference and User Services Association. Selection of Full-Text Fee-Based Internet Accessible Resources: Bibliography (visited March 1, 2002 at http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/rusa/biblio.HTM.

Rob Richards, "Collection Development for Reference: a Selective, Annotated Bibliography Emphasizing Networked Resources," in Towards a New Vision of Reference: Kaleidoscopic Collections and Real Librarians (An American Library Association, Reference & User Services Association Occasional Paper) (Rob Richards and Kathleen M. Kluegel, eds., 1998) (also on Internet (last modified December 20, 1997) at http://alexia.lis.uiuc.edu/~rrichard/RUSA/bib.html).