The Changing Nature of Collection Management in Research Libraries: New Vistas Thee Years LaterARL Forum on Collections & Access for the 21st Century Scholar, October 19-20,2001Joseph Branin, Ohio State UniversityFrances Groen, McGill UniversitySuzanne Thorin, Indiana University
Presentation Agenda 1. Historic Background: From Collection Development to Knowledge Management (Joe Branin) 2. The Scholarly Landscape: Looking at Needs and Changes by Discipline (Suzanne Thorin) 3. The Future of Scholarly Publishing and Knowledge Management: Some Predictions (Frances Groen)
“The Changing Nature of Collection Management in Research Libraries”: The Paper • ARL Research Collections Committee Report, 1998-1999 • Web version posted, reviewed, and revised, 1999 • Published in Library Resources& Technical Services, January 2000 • Changing Characteristics of Web-based writing
Development From Collection to Knowledge Management • 1950-1975: Collection Development • 1975-1990: Collection Management • 2000- : Knowledge Management
1950-1975: Collection Development • Major Environmental Factors • Rapid Growth of Higher Education and Knowledge • Rise of Government Sponsored Research • Collection Development • Acquisitions • Selection • Collection building
1975-1990: Collection Management • Major Environmental Factors • Budget constraints • Commercialization of Scholarship • New Digital Technology • Collection Management • Collection policy development • Materials budget allocation • Collection analysis • Collection use and user studies • Training and organization of collection managers • Preservation • Cooperative collection development
Knowledge Management • Major Environmental Factors • New Digital Opportunities and Threats • Knowledge Management • Information policy • Consortia • Web Publishing • Reforming Scholarly Publishing
Important Questions in Knowledge Management • What are the new boundaries for knowledge management? What does a “collection” mean today? • How does one define a “constituency”? What does “local” mean in a networked digital environment? • Will scholarship be more restricted or more open and accessible in the digital information system?