ERIC Number: EJ611778
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Love's Labour's Lost: The Failure of Traditional Selection Practice in the Acquisition of Humanities Electronic Texts.
Case, Beau David
Library Trends, v48 n4 p729-47 Spr 2000
Library literature from the late 19th century to the present offers numerous guides to materials selection. Yet, collection development policies and lists of selection criteria are inadequate for humanities electronic texts. Libraries, humanities disciplines, and electronic texts are too complex for any rigid approach to acquisition. To meet goals and satisfy users, libraries must abandon traditional practices and adopt new ones for these resources. (Contains 74 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Note: Special issue, "Collection Development in an Electronic Environment."