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Collection Development in the Digital Age

Edited By: Maggie Fieldhouse and Audrey Marshall

233 pages, b/w illustrations

Facet Publishing (formerly Library Association Publishing)

Paperback | Dec 2011 | #190610 | ISBN-13: 9781856047463
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About this book

The last decade has seen profound changes in how library collections are developed and managed, driven by a rapidly evolving market place, more sophisticated user-expectations and fast-moving changes in technology. Digital resources are increasingly central to collections and this has changed the very concept of collection development and the role of the information professional.

This 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 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.

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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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