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Collection Development Strategy

Collection development strategy for individual subject areas is clearly indicated in the following table and explained in the text. Within individual subject areas the present state of the collection is determined. The table further expresses a strategy for collection development with respect to the institutional mission, and determines present acquisition policies that issue from the collection development strategy but transform this goal into circumstances given by financial resources for acquisition. By clicking on individual codes for collection level set according to the conspectus and on language codes you get their description and meaning.

Domestic production A


  Universal Library Collection - Domestic production A (archival copy)    
  GL = collection development strategy    
  L = language    
Number/content Subject area category GL L
1 Agriculture 5 P
2 Anthropology 5 P
3 Art and Architecture 5 P
4 Biological Sciences 5 P
5 Business and Economics 5 P
6 Chemistry 5 P
7 Computer Science 5 P
8 Education 5 P
9 Engineering and Technology 5 P
10 Geography and Earth Science 5 P
11 History and Auxiliary Sciences 5 P
12 Language, Linguistics, and Literature 5 P
13 Law 5 P
14 Library Science 5 P
15 Mathematics 5 P
16 Medicine 5 P
17 Music 5 P
18 Performing Arts 5 P
19 Philosophy and Religion 5 P
20 Physical Education and Recreation 5 P
21 Physical Sciences 5 P
22 Political Science 5 P
23 Psychology 5 P
24 Sociology 5 P

Domestic production A

All subject categories:

Goal: 5 comprehensive level - development of the archival section of the Universal Library Collection containing domestic production in achievable entirety regardless of subject matter. The collection is built mainly from non-periodic works received due to fully implemented legal deposit copy legislation and from legal deposit copy of printed periodicals and from retrospective acquisition of missing first copies of Bohemica imprints.

Coverage (languages, country, date):

Languages: not crucial if all set criteria are met

Country: Czech Republic (i.e. present territory)

Date: works published since 1801

Type of materials: all works, which, according to the legislation in effect, are subject of legal deposit copies (at present monographs, serials, cartographic materials, graphic works, music, audio recordings, multimedia, electronic resources on permanent medium, microforms). From other sources we retrospectively secure missing monographs, missing titles and individual issues of periodicals and possibly materials that do not fall under legal deposit legislation (such as industrial standards, videos, publicity materials, new electronic media, periodicals issued on permanent electronic medium).

Link to other institutions:

Subject oriented and interdisciplinary user links - collections are open to users interested generally or specifically in study of domestic production.

Users - unspecified group of diverse users

Link to other resources

Relevant collections or parts thereof - see collections of libraries with a right to all plus regional legal deposit copies and as well period collections of the Academy of Sciences Library, National Museum Library, and National Medical Library, the Comenius State Library of Education, and also Central Catholic Library, the Institute of Agricultural and Food Information - Central Agricultural Library, and the University of Economics - Centre for Information and Library Services.

Further information:

Materials published in historical territories of the Czech Republic, or the Czechoslovak Republic (i.e. territory outside present Czech Republic) and missing Slovak works published between 1935 and 1992 inclusive are retrospectively acquired within acquisition of foreign language works (Universal Library Collection - foreign production).

We do not acquire scholarly and higher education qualification works, miscellaneous, occasional and trade publications including corporate imprints, stamps and duty stamps, relief and wall maps, three dimensional objects, films, software, Braille imprints.

At the moment, we do not collect remote (web) electronic resources; their acquisition is planned in near future after setting the means and extent of their procurement.

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