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Making a statement: reviewing the case for written collection development policies

Jim Vickery (Head of Selection at the The British Library, Boston Spa, Wetherby, UK)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

Reviews the established arguments for writing collection development policies, focusing on selection, planning, public relations and co‐operation. Identifies various practical and theoretical drawbacks, and illustrates these with examples from library literature. Concludes that a more flexible approach is needed in order to reflect the changing environments of publishing, library selection and acquisition.

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Citation

Vickery, J. (2004), "Making a statement: reviewing the case for written collection development policies", Library Management, Vol. 25 No. 8/9, pp. 337-342. https://doi.org/10.1108/01435120410562826

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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