Collection, Development, Evaluation and Management

INF2127H

An overview of the theories and methods of collection development that situates public and academic libraries within the broad framework of the publishing industry. Covers issues relevant to the selection of print and electronic resources, with an emphasis on alternative literatures and independent presses. Discusses topics relevant to the management of collections, including policy formulation, the acquisitions process, vendor agreements, budgets, qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques, liaison activities, withdrawal of materials, and collaborations.

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