What’s the Right Mix? A Holistic Look at Collection Development

Technology | Victoria Gibson| April 12, 2017

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Collection Development requires a holistic approach. How do librarians approach collection development and manage acquisition models and leverage approval plans? GOBI Library Solutions and Library Journal held a webinar that addressed these and other issues.

Recently, GOBI Library Solutions and Library Journal held a joint webinar that looked at how librarians develop a collection development strategy, and how various acquisition models work together to form a holistic approach to collection development. Hear from Eric Wedig, Coordinator of Scholarly Resources for Social Sciences at Tulane University and Sarah Beaubien, Head of Collections & Scholarly Communications at Grand Valley State University as they discuss their own approaches to collection development in a Q&A session format, moderated by Ashley Bailey, Director, Collection Development and Workflow Solutions at GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

Questions discussed:

  • What types of acquisition models do you use?
  • What is the role of DDA in your collection development strategy?
  • How do approval plans factor into the mix?
  • How do you manage and balance the other acquisition models?
  • How do you find the right mix of all that’s out there to develop a holistic approach to collection development?

View the recording.

Want to read more about collection development? Read the blog post Navigating Book Acquisition Models.

Read the Blog Post

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