LIS 587 Collection Development (3)

Investigates current and traditional approaches to collection development in libraries of all kinds. Topics considered include: philosophic and ethical foundations; strategies for defining community needs and collection goals; formulation of collection development policies; approaches to materials selection and acquisition; collection evaluation; problem materials and censorship; interlibrary cooperation, resource sharing, and document delivery systems; collection maintenance, preservation, and management; and impact of new technologies.

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