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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY RESOURCES IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT. Presented by : Mrs. Pushpinder Kaur M.Sc. (Chem.) M.Lib & Inf. Sc., Librarian. GHGH College of Education, Sidhwan Khurd, Ludhiana. INTRODUCTION.
Presented by :
Mrs. Pushpinder Kaur
M.Sc. (Chem.) M.Lib & Inf. Sc.,
Librarian. GHGH College of Education,
It has been quite a long since we traversed from library management to information technology management. The efficiency of the library services is governed largely by the quantity and quality i.e. the no. of books and utility of its collection. With the impact of IT and use of e-resources, it has become imperative for information professionals to redefine the process of Collection Development. Collection Development Policy is standard library practice for publicly declaring a library’s intent of the material and preservation of the reading material.
Collection development is the process of acquiring books/documents and non-print media needed to satisfy request for the information needs and to attain systems objectives.
Collection Development and e-resources
Written statement of principles guiding the library’s selection of materials including the criteria used in making selection and deselection, decisions and policies concerning gifts and exchange. Technology related factors have to be incorporated in the policy.
Design of policy statement
Members of faculty are usually charged with the responsibility for selecting materials in support of courses and programmes, whereas the librarian and library staff are held responsible for selecting general reference to books, periodicals and other material intended for general recreational reading.
Collection Development Process
(Krishan Gopal, 2003)
b) Collection goals
Purpose : Ensures protection of information of enduring value for access by present and future generation.
Space saving, easy access, easy to handle, easy to transmit, time saving, low cost, less manpower involved.
Worn out and unused material should be discarded
Collection development deals with reinterpretation of traditional library mission and practices for the digital library environment. Information professionals have to actively develop, maintain and manage wide range of resources. If libraries do not adopt this change, they will become museum of old information. With the advent of IT the task remains the same, only tools have changed and IT has become a handy told to do all jobs in the libraries so that it can help different users effectively and efficiently.