University at Albany
This course is a survey of theoretical and practical aspects of the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and management of resources to meet the information needs of clientele in libraries and other institutional environments. The course covers a variety of related issues, including analysis of information needs, criteria for selection, publishing trends, electronic access, resource sharing, outsourcing, collection use evaluation, and useful resources for collection development.
Evans, G. E. 2005. Developing Library and Information Center Collections.