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The concept of collection development in the digital world

Corrall, Sheila (2012) The concept of collection development in the digital world. In: Collection development in the digital age. Facet Publishing, London, 3 - 25. ISBN 9781856047463

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Examines definitions of the library as a collection to demonstrate the centrality of collection development to library and information professionals, before moving on to the issue of collection development as a concept, showing how professional discourse on the subject has suffered from confused terminology. Uses a four-phase framework to review the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on libraries, concentrating on its effects on collections and their development. The final part of the chapter returns to academic and practitioner conceptions of collection development in digital environments, concluding with a set of questions for reflection on the future of collection development.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Place of Publication: London
Page Range: 3 - 25
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Collection, development, Collection, management, Digital, libraries, Electronic, resources, Materials, selection.
ISBN: 9781856047463
Title of Book: Collection development in the digital age
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 19:25
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:00


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