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Approaches to Selection, Access, and Collection Development in the Web World: A Case Study with Fugitive Literature
Library Resources & Technical Services (2008)
  • Karen Schmidt, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Wendy Allen Shelburne, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • David Vess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract

Academic and research libraries are well-versed in collecting material from the print world. The present and future collections that are being produced on the Web require urgent attention to acquire, preserve, and provide access to them for future research. Many of the skills that librarians have honed through years of collecting in the print-based world are applicable to digital collection development, but will require ramping up technical skills and actively embracing digital content in current and future collection development work. This paper reports an exploratory project that aims to apply existing skills and knowledge to collect materials from the Internet and lay the groundwork for collection development in the future.

Publication Date
2008
Publisher Statement
This is a pre-print copy of an article accepted for publication in LRTS, to be published with accompanying end-notes and figures in the vol. 52, no. 3 issue, 2008
Citation Information
Karen Schmidt, Wendy Allen Shelburne and David Vess. "Approaches to Selection, Access, and Collection Development in the Web World: A Case Study with Fugitive Literature" Library Resources & Technical Services Vol. 52 Iss. 3 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/karen_schmidt/8/