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ERIC Number: EJ613444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0002-8231
What Is a Collection?
Lee, Hur-Li
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v51 n12 p1106-1113 Oct 2000
Examines traditional conceptions of a library collection, and reveals four major presumptions associated with collections: tangibility, ownership, a user community, and an integrated retrieval mechanism. Explores challenges posed by media, and proposes an expanded concept of collection that considers the perspectives of both user and collection developer, invites rigorous user-centered research, and looks at the collection as an information-seeking context. (Contains 45 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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