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Information Studies
Year : 2012, Volume : 18, Issue : 1
First page : ( 25) Last page : ( 40)
Print ISSN : 0971-6726. Online ISSN : 0976-1934.

Collection Development in Delhi Public Library System (India): A Case Study

Walia Paramjeet K.1Head & Associate Professor, Gupta Monika2Research Scholar

1Department of Library and Information Science, II Floor, Tutorial Building, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110 007, India. e-mail pkwalia2002@gmail.com

2Department of Library and Information Science, II Floor, Tutorial Building, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110 007, India. e-mail: monikagupta38@gmail.com

Online published on 4 January, 2012.

Abstract

This paper provides a brief overview of the collection of Delhi Public Library System (DPLS). The focus was to find out the strengths and weaknesses of the book collection in relation to the population of Delhi, the capital city, India. Questionnaire and interview methods were used to collect data about the collection, and collection development process. Additionally, annual reports and other documents were used for the purpose. The major findings of the study highlights that the DPLS has very low membership with respect to the total population of Delhi, DPLS has only 64883 registered members compared to the 16.75 million population of state, Rate of growth of the collection is also low. Access to internet resourced was started only in 2008, and now it is available in 9 units of DPLS.

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Keywords

Public library, India, Delhi public library, Collection development, Evaluation.

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