Collection Development: Winter 2013

Instructor:

Joy Bennett

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2013

Description:

  1. To gain an understanding of the development and maintenance of information collections in various types of libraries and information centers.
  2. To prepare and interpret policies relating to the building of information collections of both traditional (books, periodicals, manuscripts, etc.) and electronic media.
  3. To become conversant with evaluation criteria in the selection process.
  4. To become conversant with sources and methods of acquisition of various forms of materials.
  5. To learn methods for collection assessment.
  6. To understand the basics of materials budgets and budget monitoring.

Required Textbook:

Evans, G. E., Saponaro, M. Collection Management Basics, 6th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis618_2013winter_bennett.pdf

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