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ERIC Number: ED411870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Resource Management in the Electronic Environment: Company Library Web Pages and Collection Development Principles.
Hall, Hazel; Russell, Aileen
Traditional information services provision relies on the planned and logical building of a collection to meet current and future user information needs. This is achieved through the acquisition and discarding of material, which might ideally be based on a regularly reviewed collection development policy statement. The evolution of collection development policies facilitates discussion between user groups and service providers, bringing information professionals closer to those whose needs should be served, and assures that the materials selected and serviced by the information unit are worth the investment made in them. Information professionals whose careers have been based in library services are familiar with the mechanics of collection development and their application. Those now involved in the creation of company library Web pages, for providing user access to remote Internet resources as a complement to the physical collection held locally, may decide to devise collection development policies specific to Web page management. The priorities of a Web page collection development policy, and of the people involved in its planning and implementation, are different from those of a tradition (print) collection development policy. This raises issues of concern with regard to serving user information needs now and in the future. (Contains 20 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom