Collection development in cyberspace: building an electronic library collection

Diane K. Kovacs (Diane K. Kovacs is President of Kovacs Consulting Internet & World Wide Web Training, Brunswick, Ohio, USA.)
Angela Elkordy (Angela Elkordy is Director of Library and Learning Technologies at the Michigan Islamic Academy in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Building a Web‐based e‐library may be the most important thing a library ever does. An important role for librarians in all types of libraries is the planning and/or building of Web‐based e‐libraries. Offers a practical discussion of developing and implementing a collection plan for building Web‐based e‐libraries. The starting point for developing any collection plan is an assessment of the function of and need for an information collection and the audience it will serve. Discusses some guidelines and practical strategies on where and how to find, identify, evaluate and select appropriate Web‐based information resources. Focuses on Web‐based information resources rather than other electronic information resources such as CD‐ROM or fee‐based databases that have been discussed extensively in recent literature.



Kovacs, D. and Elkordy, A. (2000), "Collection development in cyberspace: building an electronic library collection", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 335-361.

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