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Try To Be Complete on Something: Tips on Building a Highly Specialized Subject Collection
Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works
  • Tim Bottorff, University of Central Florida
Keywords
  • Librarianship, libraries, academic libraries, collection development, hospitality management
Abstract

Wise and careful selection of materials remains among the most important and enduring duties of the librarian. However, once one moves beyond general principles learned in library school, one quickly learns that real collection development is difficult and time-consuming. This is especially true in a specialized subject library, where traditional collection development methods do not always yield good results. The author discusses experience in developing a specialized collection in hospitality management materials, but the tips in this article will appeal to a wide variety of librarians seeking to build a specialized, subject-specific collection.

Publication Date
1-1-2011
Identifier
10.1080/15228959.2011.572795
Number of Pages
94-98
Document Type
Paper
Language
English
Source Title
Public Services Quarterly
Publication Version
Post-print
College
Information Technologies & Resources
Location
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Department
University Libraries, Rosen Library
Citation Information

Bottorff, T. (2011). Try to be complete on something: Tips on building a highly specialized subject collection. Public Services Quarterly, 7(1-2), 94-98.