David Morice


The following article is adapted from a paper presented to the class "Foundations and Collections Development" in the University of Iowa's School of Library and Information Science. The professor, Gerald Hodges, commented on it in part: "It appears to me that you have done the unthinkable - build an enjoyable and entertaining collection for an academic setting... I do feel that your selection process was systematic, and I think you are on solid ground in going with those titles which had multiple favorable reviews. Your annotations not only tell me sufficient information about each title but do indeed justify the selection decision. The use of a variety of sources, including both library and subject specialization, is a real advantage of the process you used... I particularly want to commend you on the four criteria statements you made and upon the decision to exclude certain formats... Aren't you glad that you had somewhat unlimited budgetary possibilities?"