Determine the best methods of storing, preserving and developing library collections. Learn about document selection and delivery. Assess ejournals and online packages. Make decisions as to what types of material should be stored in which collection.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- articulate the importance of collection development in the context of Australian library and information services
- apply quantitative and qualitative methodologies to evaluate collections
- select appropriate material for addition to particular collections
- explain major current issues affecting the development and management of library collections.
- Students will be provided with a list of topics in their Unit Outline
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
No additional requirements
Collection development: written collection development policies, collection measurement and evaluation, cooperative collecting, selection procedure, selection aids, document delivery, electronic periodicals, aggregation, licensing, consortia, open access archives, collection storage, weeding, preservation and conservation, and censorship.
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- Case Study (20%)
- Report (40%)
- Exercise (40%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
Textbooks are not required.