Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain the major current issues affecting the development and management of library collections, with particular reference to the Australian environment
  2. apply the theory and methodology of making quantitative and qualitative measures of collections
  3. explain the relationship between collection management and other areas of library operations
  4. recommend and select appropriate material for addition to particular collections
  5. assess alternative means of providing users with access to the information they require.
  • Topics
    • Students will be provided with a list of topics in their Unit Outline
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

Collection development: written collection development policies, collection measurement and evaluation, cooperative collecting, selection procedure, selection aids, document delivery, alternative forms of publication and access, electronic periodicals, aggregation, licensing, consortia, open access archives, collection storage, weeding, preservation and conservation and censorship.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Collection evaluation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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