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Collection Development in the Digital Age

Collection Development in the Digital Age

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Edited by Maggie Fieldhouse, Edited by Audrey Marshall

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  • Publisher: Facet Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 16mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 2 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856047466
  • ISBN 13: 9781856047463
  • Sales rank: 368,240

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This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development. They explore how practitioners can take an active role influencing strategy in this new environment, draw on case studies that illustrate the key changes in context, and consider how collection development might evolve in the future. The collection is divided into four sections looking at the key themes: * The conceptual framework including a review of the literature * Trends in library supply such as outsourcing and managing suppliers * Trends in electronic resources including the open access movement and e-books * Making and keeping your collection effectively including engaging with the user-community and developing commercial skills. Readership: LIS students and all practitioners involved in collection development and management in academic, school, public, commercial and other special libraries.

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Author information

Maggie Fieldhouse is a Lecturer at the Department of Information Studies at University College London. She is module tutor for the Collection Management and Management modules on the MA Library and Information Studies Programme. Audrey Marshall is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences at the University of Brighton and course Leader for the MA in Information Studies.

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"I would recommend this book to all those interested in collection development...Its coverage is extensive and reflects a cross-section of the experience of librarians and information professionals." -- Journal of Librarianship and Information Science "...recommended to practitioners from all libraries. It can also serve as recommended reading for undergraduate students considering the spectrum of topics covered, the ease of writing style, and the excellent lists of references." -- The Electronic Library "In Collection Development in the Digital Age, editors Fieldhouse and Marshall explore developments in collection development and their influence on policy and practice, draw on case studies that illustrate changes and desirable skills in context, and contemplate how collection development may evolve in time. The book will appeal to library and information science professionals involved in collection management in academic and public libraries, as well as students in the field." -- Library Management "Highly recommended for all professionals who wish to ensure that they develop their collections to preserve the past, serve the present and provide for the future." -- CILIP Update

Table of contents

Foreword - Liz Chapman Introduction - Audrey Marshall and Maggie Fieldhouse PART 1: THE CONCEPT AND PRACTICE OF COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT 1. The concept of collection development in the digital world - Sheila Corrall 2. The processes of collection management - Maggie Fieldhouse PART 2: TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF E-RESOURCES 3. An overview of e-resources in UK further and higher education - David House 4. Supporting online collections: the role of online journals in a university collection - Jane Harvell 5. Electronic books in academic libraries: a case study in Liverpool, UK - Terry Bucknell 6. E-book collection development in public libraries: a case study of the Essex experience - Martin Palmer 7. Stewardship and curation in a digital world - Bradley Daigle PART 3: TRENDS IN LIBRARY SUPPLY 8. Managing suppliers for collection development: the UK higher education perspective - David Ball 9. Outsourcing in public libraries: placing collection management in the hands of a stranger? - Diana Edmonds 10. Open access - David Brown 11. Collection development and institutional repositories - Josh Brown PART 4: MAKING AND KEEPING YOUR COLLECTION EFFECTIVE 12. Collection development policies for the digital age - Wendy Shaw 13. Information literacy for the academic librarian in the digital information age: supporting users to make effective use of the collection - Tracy Mitrano and Karrie Peterson 14. Supporting users to make effective use of the collection - Ruth Stubbings 15. Engaging with the user community to make your collection work effectively: a case study of a partnership-based, multi-campus UK medical school - Jil Fairclough.