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Library collection development is the process of meeting the information needs of the people (a service population) in a timely and economical manner using information resources locally held, as well as from other organizations. According to the The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), acquisition and collection development focuses on methodological and topical themes pertaining to acquisition of print and other analogue library materials (by purchase, exchange, gift, legal deposit), and the licensing and purchase of electronic information resources. Collections are developed by librarians and library staff by buying or otherwise acquiring materials over a period, based on assessment of the information needs of the library's users. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Collection development)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'collection development': 65 (3.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'collection development' across all Ariadne articles: 144
  • Average number of references to 'collection development' per Ariadne article: 2.22
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'collection development': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'collection development': 710.4 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'collection development':

  1. fiona maclellan (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. stephen pinfield (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. matthew wilcox (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. jennifer weintraub (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. daniel chudnov (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Towards Library Groupware With Personalised Link Routing

Daniel Chudnov, Jeremy Frumkin, Jennifer Weintraub, Matthew Wilcox and Raymond Yee describe a potential groupware framework for integrating access to diverse information resources and distributed personal collection development.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

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