The New Dynamics and Economics of Cooperative Collection Development

1st Edition

Edward Shreeves

Published June 18, 2004
Reference - 294 Pages
ISBN 9780789024916 - CAT# HW14148

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Leading collection development experts share their experience and expertise!

This book examines emerging and prospective models for cooperation in providing information resources. With case examples and cutting-edge perspectives, The New Dynamics and Economics of Cooperative Collection Development will enhance your understanding of collection development theory and provide you with insight into the issues facing information science professionals who seek cooperative solutions to collection development challenges. The contributors—some of the best thinkers and practitioners in the field today—discuss current projects and programs that show how cooperative work can effectively (and productively) take place.

With The New Dynamics and Economics of Cooperative Collection Development you’ll explore:
  • the state of international collection development in North America
  • the agreements and contracts that underpin cooperative agreements
  • cooperation, competition, collection management, and knowledge management
  • the evolution of the Association for Research Libraries Global Resources Program
  • the funding issues that underlie a multi-campus shared digital collection—how to determine costs and user preferences, campus perspectives on the collaborative environment, and the co-investment models used to fund shared collections and cover the expenses of university-wide participation
  • the birth of the Text Creation Partnership for Early English Books Online (EEBO)
  • a new cooperative model for the dissemination of information about rural sociology
  • a bibliometric study of OCLC’s WorldCat—and the problems it uncovers
  • a successful collaboration between OhioLINK libraries and YBP Library Services that expanded the monographic resources available in Ohio
The New Dynamics and Economics of Cooperative Collection Development will bring you up to date on cooperative collection development—evaluation, risk management, economics, and more; the digitization of scientific literature; knowledge management; new developments in scholarly publishing; the ins and outs of digital collections; collection analysis; emerging possibilities for library consortia; and current issues related to international publications and international cooperation. Strengthen your hold on the leading edge of the field. Make this important book a part of your professional collection today!

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