Making a statement: reviewing the case for written collection development policies
Article publication date: 1 October 2004
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.
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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