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ERIC Number: EJ404159
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Roles of Collections and the Scope of Collection Development.
Buckland, Michael K.
Journal of Documentation, v45 n3 p213-26 Sep 1989
Defines and describes three roles of library collections: archival, dispensing, and bibliographic. It is argued that the rise of remotely accessible materials makes possession less important relative to access, has implications for all three roles, and indicates a shift in emphasis away from collection development and conventional catalogs and toward bibliography and cooperation. (18 references) (Author/CLB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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