[Mla-cds] Collection Development in a Changing Environment: Policies and Organization for College and University Libraries" (CLIP Note #42)
Elizabeth R Lorbeer
lorbeer at uab.edu
Fri Jan 14 14:06:42 CST 2011
You may be interested in ACRL's latest CLIP Note "Collection Development in a Changing Environment: Policies and Organization for College and University Libraries." Lately, I've been thinking about my library's collection development policy. We're migrating to a patron driven and mediated access, and with budgetary reductions our current policy doesn't reflect what's really going on. I'd be interested if anyone has updated their collection development policy to reflect upon patron driven access or a change in collecting activities due to budgetary restraints.
The blurb from the book reads:
"Collection Development in a Changing Environment" highlights collection development and management policies for college and university libraries. For each collection development policy element, the authors provide examples of traditional policy language along with examination of unique, forward thinking and strategic language. The topical organization of the work will be useful for a wide variety of large and small college and university libraries, and will facilitate creation of new collections policies or inform revisions and updates of existing policies. "Collection Development in a Changing Environment" is the first digital publication in the ClipNote series. The digital format allows the authors to feature hyperlinked excerpts of policies from more than 60 libraries. Available in PDF e-book format, "Collection Development in a Changing Environment" (CLIP Note #42) is available for purchase by credit card only through the ALA Online Store. ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8553-3"
If you purchased access to this title, let me know your thoughts if the work truly embodies "forward thinking and strategic language."
This may be a good topic to discuss for our annual CDS business meeting.
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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