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The UCLA Library creates a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections, expertise, and spaces in which users illuminate solutions for local and global challenges. We constantly evolve to advance UCLA’s research, education, and public service mission by empowering and inspiring communities of scholars and learners to discover, access, create, share, and preserve knowledge.

This exhibit features a diverse range of music resources from Alkek Library , Schneider Music Library , The Wittliff Texas Music Collection , and the Center for Texas Music History . Discover music databases , CD box sets, sheet music, music scores, and vintage records. Check out the Schneider Music Library and find out more about the music resources available at your fingertips. With artists like Willie Nelson, Pink Floyd, and NWA available to browse, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

The Waco Siege occurred in February-April of 1993, when federal agents initiated a siege after a failed raid on the Branch Davidian compound. In the end, four federal agents and 82 civilians were killed. The Alkek Library holds many primary resources on the Waco Siege, in The Wittliff Collections archives and in Government Documents. The exhibit provides background on the events, as well as direction on how to learn more, about this event and other government actions, using library resources. Ashes of Waco is a digital collection from The Wittliff.

Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.


Library collection development is the process of meeting the information needs of the people (a service population) in a timely and economical manner using information resources locally held, as well as from other organizations. [1]

According to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), acquisition and collection development focuses on methodological and topical themes pertaining to acquisition of print and other analogue library materials (by purchase, exchange, gift, legal deposit), and the licensing and purchase of electronic information resources. [2]

The development and implementation of a collection development policy is a best practices for libraries and archives, and addresses issues such as:

Weeding is an important but difficult aspect of collection development in a library. A librarian may withdraw materials based on the condition, age, relevancy, or lack of space for an item. A professional may decide to replace such items or leave the absence in the collection. The significant act is not without opposition. Historically, both patrons and other librarians criticize weeding books. Some believe libraries should keep all materials in circulation no matter the condition or need for room in the facility for newer material. [3]

Some library evaluation methods include the checklists method, circulation and interlibrary loan statistics, citation analysis , network usage analysis, vendor-supplied statistics and faculty opinion.

This method of collection evaluation is the practice of checking a library collection against a list of notable books or materials to see if the collection includes these titles. This is the oldest method of collection evaluation, and its first recorded use occurs in 1849 by Charles Coffin Jewett at the Smithsonian Institution .

The UCLA Library creates a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections, expertise, and spaces in which users illuminate solutions for local and global challenges. We constantly evolve to advance UCLA’s research, education, and public service mission by empowering and inspiring communities of scholars and learners to discover, access, create, share, and preserve knowledge.

This exhibit features a diverse range of music resources from Alkek Library , Schneider Music Library , The Wittliff Texas Music Collection , and the Center for Texas Music History . Discover music databases , CD box sets, sheet music, music scores, and vintage records. Check out the Schneider Music Library and find out more about the music resources available at your fingertips. With artists like Willie Nelson, Pink Floyd, and NWA available to browse, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

The Waco Siege occurred in February-April of 1993, when federal agents initiated a siege after a failed raid on the Branch Davidian compound. In the end, four federal agents and 82 civilians were killed. The Alkek Library holds many primary resources on the Waco Siege, in The Wittliff Collections archives and in Government Documents. The exhibit provides background on the events, as well as direction on how to learn more, about this event and other government actions, using library resources. Ashes of Waco is a digital collection from The Wittliff.

Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries.

The UCLA Library creates a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections, expertise, and spaces in which users illuminate solutions for local and global challenges. We constantly evolve to advance UCLA’s research, education, and public service mission by empowering and inspiring communities of scholars and learners to discover, access, create, share, and preserve knowledge.

This exhibit features a diverse range of music resources from Alkek Library , Schneider Music Library , The Wittliff Texas Music Collection , and the Center for Texas Music History . Discover music databases , CD box sets, sheet music, music scores, and vintage records. Check out the Schneider Music Library and find out more about the music resources available at your fingertips. With artists like Willie Nelson, Pink Floyd, and NWA available to browse, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

The Waco Siege occurred in February-April of 1993, when federal agents initiated a siege after a failed raid on the Branch Davidian compound. In the end, four federal agents and 82 civilians were killed. The Alkek Library holds many primary resources on the Waco Siege, in The Wittliff Collections archives and in Government Documents. The exhibit provides background on the events, as well as direction on how to learn more, about this event and other government actions, using library resources. Ashes of Waco is a digital collection from The Wittliff.

The UCLA Library creates a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections, expertise, and spaces in which users illuminate solutions for local and global challenges. We constantly evolve to advance UCLA’s research, education, and public service mission by empowering and inspiring communities of scholars and learners to discover, access, create, share, and preserve knowledge.