Selectors, subject knowledge, and digital collections
This paper examines the role of the selector as the author compares the traditional collection development criteria with the acquisition of aggregate packages of electronic resources that are part of today's collection development programs among libraries. The paper begins by discussing the relationship between portals and collection development, in particular, the work and skills of collection development librarians. The author points out that the subject expertise characteristic of selectors can play an important role as libraries seek to develop function portals, implement federated collections, manage the chaos of the Web, and meet the challenges of the knowledge management enterprise.
Edward Shreeves. "Selectors, subject knowledge, and digital collections" Journal of Library Administration 39.4 (2003): 65-78.