Access-Informed Collection Development and the Academic Library: Using Holdings, Circulation, and ILL Data to Develop Prescient CollectionsCollection Management (2006)
AbstractAddressing the problem of access versus ownership and surveying uses of ILL data in collection assessment, this paper argues for a model of access-informed collection development that brings subject analysis and just-in-time acquisitions together into a single, unified method. Drawing upon the work of John Ochola, this paper articulates a method of subject analysis that combines holdings, circulation, and ILL data to determine the use characteristics of particular LC subclasses. It then combines this access-informed subject analysis with just-in-time acquisitions. This paper argues that access-informed subject analysis improves on assessment methods that do not include all three variables, and that just-in-time acquisitions augments subject analysis by providing selection guidance beyond the level of LC subclasses, as well as discrete, measurable feedback on selection decisions.
Citation InformationJeffrey M Mortimore. "Access-Informed Collection Development and the Academic Library: Using Holdings, Circulation, and ILL Data to Develop Prescient Collections" Collection Management Vol. 30 Iss. 3 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeff_mortimore/8/