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Changes in the economy, technology, the book industry, and new ideas about library collections themselves are shaping collection development policies in the 1990s. These changes are producing more careful decision making about the acquisitions process, with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity. I have identified ten trends in collection development which reflect the new thinking in this area.
An interview with Pamela Skinner, Head of Collection Development, Smith College, USA.
An interesting interview providing information about collection development in a private college that is part of a consortium.
This interview shows how Smith College Libraries is dealing with a changing collection development environment.