Minerva Collection Development Survey Minerva Collection Development Questionnaire The Collection Development Committee has been tasked with examining local practices. The following questionnaire will help us research and shape policy. Date Name of your libraryYour Name First Last TitleEmail Rental or non-requestable collectionsDoes your library circulate rental or local use only collections (items that circulate only to your patrons)?YesNoWhat are those collections?Why do you circulate only at the local level?Are these records suppressed in the OPAC?YesNoIf you do not circulate specific collections in Minerva, do you also prevent your patrons from requesting those items through the consortium?YesNoWould you be willing to circulate this collection throughout the consortium?YesNoWhy not?Additional CommentsIs there anything you would like us to understand about this practice that we have not asked?Lending practicesTo help this committee understand internal practices that may impact the consortium as a whole, please answer the following questions:Does your library borrow or lend more items?We borrow more items than we lendWe lend more items than we borrowI feel we have an even balance between borrowing and lendingI don't know how to find this informationDo you use ILLs (non-local items) for collections that travel to outside entities? e.g. schools or nursing homes.YesNoDo you use ILLs (non-local items) for displays within your library?YesNoDoes your library place group holds for book discussions?YesNoHow do you place them?On Individual patron cardsOn one "book discussion" cardOn a staff member or group facilitator's cardDoes your circulation staff override system notices?YesNoWhich notices do you override and why?Do you use 1xx itypes (or 100 fields) to prevent MaineCat (InnReach) holds from being placed on your items?YesNoIf so, which items and why?Purchasing practicesPlease help us understand your local purchasing practices by answering the following questions:Do you have a written policy or general guideline you follow regarding the purchase of additional copies? e.g. 1 copy purchased for every 5 local holds?YesNoIf so, what is the threshold?If not, why?Do the holds on a consortium-wide basis impact or influence your purchasing decisions?YesNoWhat material types do you purchase? Check all that apply: Books Magazines Audio Books Large Print Books Feature Length DVDs TV Series Blu-rays Video Games Music E content Other Please list others items you purchaseFor formats that you don’t collect, what is your primary reason? e.g. funding, lack of local demand.What resources do you use for collection development? Sierra holds lists Kirkus or other professional magazines Book Page The New York Times Book Review Amazon or other online resources Other Please list other resources you useLocal informationPlease answer the questions below to give the committee a fuller understanding of your library:What is the population size you serve?How many total patrons are in your database?How many active or unexpired patrons are in your database?How often do you expire patrons?What time frame do you use to purge inactive patrons?What is the size of your collection?Check where your library’s annual budget falls?<$50,000$50,000-$150,000$150,000-$300,000$300,000-$450,000$450,000-$600,000$600,000-$750,000$750,000>Do you have a designated collection development budget?YesNoWhat percentage of your total operating budget is dedicated for collection development?What is the dollar amount of this budget?Does your library have a peer group of libraries against which you compare collections?YesNoPlease list the peer librariesWhat percentage of your collection is: less than 10 years old?What percentage of your collection is: less than 5 years old?How often is your collection weeded?< 2 years< 5 years< 8 yearsOtherPlease describe your weeding scheduleLocally, what are the most used areas of your collection?What do you consider to be the major gaps in your collection? (graphic novels/foreign language/repair manuals etc.)Are you aware of the resources available on the Maine InfoNet website e.g. the best practices manual or the circulation rules, standards and instructions links?YesNoIf so, do you utilize these resources?YesNoWould you like more information on how to access these resources?YesNoIs there anything we forgot to ask??YesNoPlease add additional informationThank you all for helping us understand your local practices!!