Reviews the development of public libraries in Brazil, taking a close look at the reasons why such institutions have not developed their collections in a systematic manner. Posits the necessity of organizing collection development activities rationally. Highlights the difficulties public libraries routinely face in Brazil for fulfilling this task. Argues that a better management of public library collections can bring concrete benefits to Brazilian society, as well as help librarians to obtain better support from their clientele and from more senior management.
Vergueiro, W.C.S. (1997), "Collection development in Brazilian public libraries: evolution, perspectives and difficulties for a systematic approach", Collection Building, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 4-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/01604959710156916Download as .RIS
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