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Collection management in the electronic environment

S.P. Singh (Reader in the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



Describes briefly the impact of Information Technology on collection management in libraries and also on the librarian's role. Discusses the factors affecting collection management in libraries and emphasizes the need for change in collection management policy. Provides information about the availability of various electronic formats such as online sources, CD‐ROMs, Internet sources and Web sites along with criteria to evaluate them. Discusses the usefulness of subject gateways and compares pricing structures of different e‐sources.



Singh, S.P. (2004), "Collection management in the electronic environment", The Bottom Line, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 55-60.



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