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Title: Shelter from the storm : issues and trends for collection development in a digital typhoon
Authors: Pugh, Stephen
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: Pao Yue-kong Library, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Source: Academic Librarian 2 : Singing in the Rain, ALSR 2010, Conference towards Future Possibilities, Hong Kong, 11-12 March 2010, conference proceedings, session 12B, p. [1-8].
Abstract: In this paper the author examines the current landscape of, and the factors confronting, academic library collection development with particular reference to Asia, Australasia and the United States. The author discusses the reemergence of collection development disciplines in coping with digital content and reviews methods of using and adapting these methods to achieve the stated goals of academic libraries. The author also discusses the changing role and evolution of commercial vendors and how academic libraries and consortia can position themselves to both influence and take advantage of supplier services. Examples include profiling methodologies for digital content, print-on-demand and repositories of metadata.
Rights: Reproduced with permission of the author.
Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:LIB ALSR 2010 Conference Papers & Presentations

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