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Making a statement: reviewing the case for written collection development policies

Making a statement: reviewing the case for written collection development policies Reviews the established arguments for writing collection development policies, focusing on selection, planning, public relations and co‐operation. Identifies various practical and theoretical drawbacks, and illustrates these with examples from library literature. Concludes that a more flexible approach is needed in order to reflect the changing environments of publishing, library selection and acquisition. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Management Emerald Publishing

Making a statement: reviewing the case for written collection development policies

Library Management , Volume 25 (8/9): 6 – Oct 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0143-5124
DOI
10.1108/01435120410562826
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Abstract

Reviews the established arguments for writing collection development policies, focusing on selection, planning, public relations and co‐operation. Identifies various practical and theoretical drawbacks, and illustrates these with examples from library literature. Concludes that a more flexible approach is needed in order to reflect the changing environments of publishing, library selection and acquisition.

Journal

Library ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 2004

Keywords: Collection management; Strategic management; Libraries

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