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This page provides an overview of 65 articles related to 'collection development', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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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Metadata related to 'collection development' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • 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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A Pragmatic Approach to Preferred File Formats for Acquisition

Dave Thompson sets out the pragmatic approach to preferred file formats for long-term preservation used at the Wellcome Library.

April 2010, issue63, feature article

Academic Liaison Librarianship: Curatorial Pedagogy or Pedagogical Curation?

Allan Parsons presents a strategic view of the need to develop the academic liaison librarianship role.

October 2010, issue65, feature article

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Penny Garrod reviews a practical guide to electronic resource collection.

April 2002, issue31, review

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Sarah Pearson considers whether the 2nd edition of this practical guide for building an electronic resource collection can satisfy the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.

April 2005, issue43, review

Book Review: Digital Consumers - Reshaping the Information Professions

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a detailed review of a work which examines digital consumers from both an historical and future perspective.

July 2009, issue60, review

Book Review: E-metrics for Library and Information Professionals

Elizabeth McHugh learns about the importance of locally produced e-metrics and how they could be produced using available technologies.

February 2006, issue46, review

Book Review: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fiona MacLellan reviews the third edition of Peggy Johnson’s text focusing on a key area for libraries: collection development.

November 2014, issue73, review

Book Review: Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries

Sylvie Lafortune reviews a book which addresses the following question: From e-government to t-government. How will libraries keep up?

April 2009, issue59, review

BUBL : How BUBL Benefits Academic Librarians

Alan Dawson and Jan Simpson take us through BUBL, an old service recently transformed from being Gopher-based to Web-based.

July 1997, issue10, review

Clumping Towards a UK National Catalogue?

Dennis Nicholson argues in favour of the distributed approach to cataloguing.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Collecting Born Digital Archives at the Wellcome Library

Chris Hilton and Dave Thompson discuss plans for work with born digital archival material at the Wellcome Library.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Digital Lives: Report of Interviews With the Creators of Personal Digital Collections

Pete Williams, Ian Rowlands, Katrina Dean and Jeremy Leighton John describe initial findings of the AHRC-funded Digital Lives Research Project studying personal digital collections and their relationship with research repositories such as the British Library.

April 2008, issue55, feature article

Digital Preservation Coalition Forum on Web Archiving

Maureen Pennock and Manjula Patel report on the Digital Preservation Coalition's second Web Archiving Forum which took place at the British Library in London on 12 June 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

Digitizing Intellectual Property: The Oxford Scoping Study

Stuart Lee discusses the Mellon Digitization Scoping Study for Oxford University.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now?

Penny Garrod brings us up to date on developments in ebooks.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 69

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 69.

July 2012, issue69, editorial

EEVL News and Enhancements

Roddy MacLeod and Lesa Ng provide us with the news and developments from EEVL.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Enhancing Collaboration and Interaction in a Post-graduate Research Programme

Tertia Coetsee describes a community of practice for post-graduate students where RefShare is deployed for digital storage and retrieval, alongside Blackboard for the purposes of communication. She also describes the role of the information specialist in the programme.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

From Link Rot to Web Sanctuary: Creating the Digital Educational Resource Archive (DERA)

Bernard M Scaife describes how an innovative use of the EPrints repository software is helping to preserve official documents from the Web.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

From Nought to a Thousand: The HUSCAP Project

Masako Suziki and Shigeki Sugita describe Hokkaido University's efforts to populate its institutional repository with journal articles.

October 2006, issue49, feature article

Hydra UK: Flexible Repository Solutions to Meet Varied Needs

Chris Awre reports on the Hydra UK event held on 22 November 2012 at the Library of the London School of Economics.

November 2012, issue70, event report

Implementing a Resource or Reading List Management System

Gary Brewerton takes us step by step through the various stages of implementing a Resource or Reading List Management System for your institution.

July 2013, issue71, tooled up

Improving Evaluation of Resources through Injected Feedback Surveys

Terry Reese suggests a novel approach for providing intercept survey functionality for librarians looking to simplify the gathering of user feedback for library-provided materials.

July 2013, issue71, tooled up

INFOMINE

Steve Mitchell describes INFOMINE, an impressive attempt to build a Web-based virtual library for the academic community.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Interface

Interview with Paul Evan Peters, director of the US Coalition for Networked Information.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Interface: Hymns Ancient and Modern

Lyndon Pugh talks to Mary Auckland, Chair, Committee on Electronic Information (CEI) Content Working Group.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

International Digital Curation Conference 2010

Alex Ball reports on the 6th International Digital Curation Conference, held on 7-8 December 2010 in Chicago.

January 2011, issue66, event report

Intute Reflections at the End of an Era

Angela Joyce, Linda Kerr, Tim Machin, Paul Meehan and Caroline Williams look back at the history and achievements of Intute, and reflect on lessons learned as the service enters its final year.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

IPL: The Internet Public Library

Schelle Simcox describes a Web-based public library, designed in many ways to mimic, and improve on, features of and within a real, large-scale library.

January 1997, issue7, feature article

It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine), Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the E-Book

Sarah Ormes explores the e-book from a Public Libraries perspective.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

JABES 2013

Marlène Delhaye reports on the two-day annual conference organised by the French Agence Bibliographique de l’Enseignement Supérieur (ABES) held in Montpellier, France over 14-15 May 2013.

July 2013, issue71, event report

Joint Workshop on Future-proofing Institutional Websites

Maureen Pennock reports on a two-day workshop on Future-Proofing Web Sites, organised by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and the Wellcome Library at the Wellcome Library, London, over 19-20 January 2006.

February 2006, issue46, event report

Managing Electronic Library Services: Current Issues in UK Higher Education Institutions

Stephen Pinfield surveys some of the key issues associated with delivering electronic library services.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update

Michael Day discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

National Library Goes Local

Stephanie Kenna and Sue Cook tell the story behind the British Library's online training package for public library staff.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

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