Cooperative Collection Development: Significant Trends and Issues

1st Edition

Donald B. Simpson

December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 104 Pages
ISBN 9780367369477 - CAT# K442496
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Library and Information Science

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This book, first published in 1998, examines formal cooperative collection development programs as well as nonformal agreements. It analyses the most effective mechanisms for establishing a cooperative collection agenda, including making the most economical use of library funds; inadequate delivery mechanisms; and the effects of the Internet on the expectations of library patrons and how interlibrary loans can help. It concludes that a library's collection development future may lie in providing financial subsidies to fund large storehouses of digital records.

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