The Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management addresses the basic components of these important areas of responsibility in libraries.

Course Components

  • What collection development and management are Collections policies and budgets as part of library planning
  • Collection development (selecting for and building collections)
  • Collection management (e.g., making decisions after materials are selected, including decisions about withdrawal, transfer, preservation, etc.)
  • Collection analysis--why and how to do it
  • Outreach, liaison, and marketing
  • Trends and some suggestions about the future for collection development and management