Collection development in the digital era
Pandita, Naina (2004) Collection development in the digital era. IASLIC Golden Jubilee Publication 2004.
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Collection Development is a vital process in creating and building a library collection, be it in an institution, college, school or a public library. It is a well planned activity for which a well defined policy is essential. The development primarily includes acquisition, selection, evaluation, preservation and weeding out materials/books/journals, etc after assessing user needs. With the advent of Internet and the digital era, there has been a shift from hard copy formats to digital formats. Accordingly the collection development policy has been modified to include the digital content in a collection. Costs of building the collection have also to include the cost of technology and distribution of digital content also has to be re-devised. The Open Access Initiative is the new phenomena in this digital era wherein digital material is available freely. Once again the entire process and policy of content development would have to be worked out and re-designed.
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