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Lionel Roy McColvin

Lionel Roy McColvin advanced his Demand and Supply Theory of Book Selection in 1925. According to the McColvin information should be as accurate as possible and item should be complete and balanced regarding subject and intended scope. He states, "Books in themselves are nothing. They have no more meaning than the white paper upon which they are printed, until they are made serviceable by demand. The more closely book selection is related to demand, the greater is the resultant and possible service".
Popular Books of Lionel Roy McColvin includes - The Theory of Book Selection for Public Libraries (1925).