Rosendo S. Rama, Jr., De La Salle University, Philippines
Kelvin B. Samson, De La Salle University, Philippines
Vivian C. Soriente, De La Salle University, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Published: October 28, 2022
Citation: Rama, Jr., S., Samson, K. B., & Soriente, V. C. (2022). DLSU Libraries’ Collection Assessment about Philippine Languages Collection and Collection Mapping of Filipino Reference List. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.11.1.02
This study examines the extent to which the De La Salle University (DLSU) Libraries collect print resources about Philippine languages (more than 70 dialects) and how successfully the DLSU libraries in acquiring resources about Philippine languages. It also gauges how the DLSU libraries support the curriculum of the College of Liberal Arts in terms of its collection. This study employs a descriptive research method. It uses collection assessment or the systematic evaluation of the quality of a library collection to determine the extent to which it meets the library’s service goals and objectives and the information needs of its clientele. Data were extracted and culled from the library’s information system, and tables and percentages were used to describe Philippine languages’ current collection of print resources. The DLSU library has an excellent primary collection of resources about Philippine languages. However, the collection assessment highlights many reference materials can still be acquired from the market and added to the collection. The Filipiniana section was able to establish a decent collection that could cater to the needs of the faculty and students. The library still needs to be aggressive in the acquisition of library materials recommended as required readings in the class syllabi of each course. The result of the study provides a profile of the DLSU libraries’ collection of Philippine languages and the extent of its collection building, and how it supports the curriculum. The result of the study can be used to create a comprehensive collection development plan.
Philippine languages, collection Mapping, Collection Assessment, Filipiniana Materials, Collection Development