Collection Development Policy at CSL
i). The focus of the collection development is to provide services to the academic community engaged in the studies related to socio-economic and cultural development of India and its States. Hence, the collection development should focus on the above discipline. Such collection development would ultimately lead to development of resource center on developmental literature.
ii). CSL should also be converted as a resource center on various reading materials on and about Delhi by building its collection in that sphere.
iii). CSL should strengthen the area study collection by emphasizing its collection policy to select documents on India and its States. It will also lay emphasis on other Asian countries.
iv). The reference collection of the CSL should be properly built up so as to provide an opportunity to the reader to have current information available through these collections.
v). The biographical collection which has been a useful source in CSL should be strengthened.
vi). In addition, CSL should focus on collecting the Indian and European literature especially of fictional nature so that the Government employees under stress may relieve their tensions by going through such fictional studies.
vii). CSL should continue to collect literature related to Indian culture and civilization, art and archaeology, music and dance and all other disciplines that are directly connected with the activity of the Department of Culture.
This is a tentative guideline, which is being followed for purchase of reading materials at CSL
A well established Collection Development Committee consisting of former Librarians, subject experts drawn from University of Delhi and IGNCA makes extensive selection of books in different subject fields and adheres to the guidelines. While the preliminary selection of books are done by CSL and reference books, books on library and information science, Information Technology related books, biographies are out rightly purchased by CSL with the approval of the Bureau Head, the books on other subjects are submitted to subject experts for their view.