ATG Book of the Week: Collection Development in the Digital Age

Title:Collection Development in the Digital Age
Editor: Maggie Fieldhouse and Audrey Marshall
ISBN: 9781856047463
Price: $99.99
Imprint: New York: Neal Schuman, 2012, 200 pages.

Given the dramatic changes in collection development practice caused by the ever-increasing demand for electronic resources this title seem particularly relevant.  This collection of essays “explores evolving roles and ideas in collection development in the digital age. Real-life examples illustrate the current and future states of the practice. The guide is divided into four sections, looking at the conceptual framework of collection development with a literature review, trends in library supply such as outsourcing and managing suppliers, trends in electronic resources including open access and e-books, and managing your collection, with advice on engaging users.”

Co-editor Maggie Fieldhouse is a Lecturer at the Department of Information Studies at University College London while 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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