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Library Policies & Procedures: Interpreter Training & Sign Language

Policies and procedures governing the SAC Library.

Collection Development: Interpreter Training & Sign Language

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

 

BOB SINGH                                       2013

 

INTERPRETER TRAINING PROGRAM

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

 

            To support the ITP curriculum, materials about sign language and deaf culture will be acquired.

 

SCOPE OF COVERAGE

 

Language:  English will be the primary language of the collection.

Geography:  United States publications are emphasized, with some international materials purchased.

Chronology:  Emphasis is placed on the purchase of materials published within the last five years, except in areas covering the history of the subject.

 

MATERIAL TYPES

 

            All formats may be considered for purchase.  Serials are heavily relied upon for current material.  Textbooks provide background information.  Audiovisual materials will be reviewed for selective additions.  CD-ROMs and DVDs are generally added when accompanying print material, but may be purchased separately when available.

 

SELECTION TOOLS

 

            Materials will be identified through recommendations in or from:

 

            Faculty and student recommendations

            Choice

            Library journal

            Booklist

            [Specialized journals]

            Publisher’s catalogs and flyers

            Ref. Z1035.1.G89 1996.  Guide to reference books.

            Ref. Z1039.C65 B67.  Books for college libraries.

            Ref. Z1035.1.W33.  Walford’s guide to reference materials.

            American Sign Language catalog

            Gallaudet University Press        

 

 

 

 

 

RETENTION POLICY:

 

                        Superseded editions will be removed from the shelves unless they are listed in a major reference tool.  Qualifications for indefinite retention include:  Historical information on the subject; local connection; community college connection; listed in standard reference works; out of print.  All obsolete materials will be weeded on a regular basis.

 

LIAISON:

 

            Lauri Metcalf

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