The purpose of this paper is to present analysis of collection development in a specialized collection given the demand for electronic or online content.
A review of research in digital collection development was conducted with particular emphasis on veterinary medicine or medical libraries. This article provides a critique of research on digital collection development as it pertains to a specialized collection from the perspective of a veterinary medicine librarian.
As collection development tends toward a preference for electronic formats, many advantages for specialized user groups arise from purchasing electronic books.
As there are many specialized library types, collection development differs according to user groups. As a veterinary medicine librarian, the author presents a profile of collection development for a specialized user group.
Hunter Marshall, D. (2014), "Digital collection development for unique users: a veterinary medicine library’s approach", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 42 No. 4, pp. 171-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-09-2014-0041
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