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ADULT COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

SUBJECT: RELIGION -- 200


Description: Books and other materials related to religion as set forth in the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

Influencing Factors: Collection beyond basic popular coverage in this area is the realm of college and university collections, particularly theological, seminary, and church libraries. The collection will include basic coverage of all major religions. Bible reference works and comparative religion reference works will be collected in sufficient quantity to meet demand. Due to the diversity of viewpoints in the subject area, informational materials will be acquired to provide a balanced collection on controversial issues.

Retention: Retrospective retention of basic reference and circulation material is necessary, with attention given to maintaining currency. Usage and condition of materials will determine retention of popular materials.

Current selection: Comprehensive subject coverage at a basic level for the general patron shall be given primary consideration.

Retrospective selection: This will include checking of current subject bibliographies as available. Attention will also be given to replacement of missing or worn titles as necessary, depending on availability.

LIBRARIES:

A mini-branch
B general purpose branch
C regional branch
D regional specialization

LEGEND:

0 no collection (except by popular demand)
1 minimal level
2 basic level
3 support level
4 comprehensive level
5 exhaustive (research) level

 
    A B C D
200

RELIGION

0 1 2  
210 Natural Theology 0 1 1  
220 Bible 1 2 3  
230 Christian Theology 1 2 3  
240 Christian Moral Theology 0 1 2  
242 devotional literature 1 2 3  
248 Christian practice/life 1 2 3  
250 Christian Orders/Local Churches 0 1 2  
260 Christian Social Theology 0 1 2  
270 Christian Church Today 0 1 2  
280 Christian Denominations 0 1 2  
290 Comparative Religions/Other 0 1 2  
292 classical religion/myth 1 2 3  
296 Judaism 0 1 2  
297 Islam 0 1 2  
299 other religions 1 2 2