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Collection Development in the Abode of Bard: Visva-Bharati University Library Collection Development at a Glance

The following article is based on acquisition procedure, collection development as well as rare collection of noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore ‘s dream and world renowned University Visva –Bharati .The statistics of collection development of Visva Bharati of last two years has been included for a lucid understanding of the subject. The vivid and various collections definitely make the difference. Rare collections of the University, which includes the collection of the Bard throughout his world tour and gifted by his versatile friends from around the world. Even the digitization of the rare collection is under process. Hence, it is in itself a rare example of hybrid of print and digitized collection. The problems as well as solutions regarding the collection development of vivid languages and discipline to meet the varied requirement of the University have been highlighted. The progress of collection for last few years can also be seen at a quick glance.

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