Collection Mapping as an Evaluation Technique for Determining Curriculum and Collection Relationship: The University of Botswana Experience

  • Edward Lumande University Library, University of Botswana, P/Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana
  • Ayoku A Ojedokun University Library, University of Botswana, P/Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana

Abstract

The importance of curriculum and collection evaluation, and the use of the conspectus approach in the development of collection mapping in academic libraries and how it is practised at the University of Botswana Library are discussed. The conspectus approach allows for systematic collection development. The approach provides clear information, and through the process of mapping, a graphical representation of the strength of the collection is created. It concluded that collection mapping, through the use of the conspectus, is an excellent way of matching the collection to the curriculum, and has proved useful in identifying the gaps in the collection, which are filled through systematic selection.
Afr. J. Lib. Arch. & Inf. Sc. Vol.15(1) 2005: 25-33
Published
2005-04-29
Section
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