Course: Master of Arts in Library Science
School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Subject Area: Collection Development
Year of Graduation: 2008
An academic library is said to be the heart of an institution. It plays an important role in the teaching and learning process for both faculty and students. The success of one's library is determined by the strength of its library collection and the extent of use made by its clientele. In building the library collection, Acquisition librarians follow specific steps and procedures based on the collection development policy supporting the mission and vision of the institution. The study shows a comparative analysis of the collection development and the usage of JRU library in three years (SY 2004-2007). This study is designed to assess the usefulness of the JRU library collection to an extremely important user group like faculty and students. The purpose of this analysis is to determine the quantity and quality of the collection.