Managing suppliers for collection development: the UK higher education perspective.

Ball, D., 2012. Managing suppliers for collection development: the UK higher education perspective. In: Fieldhouse, M. and Marshall, A., eds. Collection Development in the Digital Age. London: Facet, pp. 111-124.

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This chapter follows the adoption of the new procurement discipline by academic libraries since the demise of the NBA. It first examines the standard procurement cycle, with particular reference to libraries and book supply. It then discusses library purchasing consortia and their contribution to managing and developing the library market place for books, identifying three phases of operation. It closes with some reflections on the future prospects of collection development. Traditional collection development is seen as being turned on its head – we no longer seek to collect the huge range of works of scholars of all other institutions in order to make them available to the (relatively) small number of our own scholars; instead we collect the works of our own and make them available to all.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781856047463
Number of Pages:233
Uncontrolled Keywords:Collection development; Academic libraries; Procurement; Electronic resources
Subjects:Generalities > Library and Information Science
Group:Academic Services
ID Code:19248
Deposited By:Mr David Ball LEFT
Deposited On:27 Jan 2012 10:11
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:52

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