Collections and Access Management. November 2007. Teaching Session Objectives. To define Collection Management To consider the context of Collection Development To identify and evaluate a Collection Development Policy. What is:. Collection development Collection management?.
The ability of people working in libraries to meet an information need depends on a number of factors.
It’s all a question of demand, but mainly of ability to supply
Is it catalogued?
Can the user find an entry in the catalogue?
Is it on the shelf?
A typical problem
Can the user find the item on the shelf?
Only a 48% probability of finding something!
From Lancaster, F.W.
A practical “tool” to help librarians to make decisions about developing the collection in a way that reflects user needs and maintains a balance
Prepare criteria for weeding
What have we got already?
Develop inventory and replacement procedures
Collection Development Process
Any new requirements?
Set up acquisition mechanism
Set up selection mechanism