Library Collection Management and Development
Teaching Staff: Stamou Sofia
Course Code: BIB353
Field: Library Science
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Compulsory
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Face to face
Total Hours: 3
E Class Page: https://opencourses.ionio.gr/modules/auth/opencourses.php?fc=26
The course deals with all the activities related to the collection development and collection management of libraries of all types. These include, but are not limited to, collection development, collection management, collection analysis, material selection criteria and acquisition policies, withdrawal conditions, user surveys, outreach, liaison activities, marketing etc.
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:
- Describe theoretical and practical issues relating to the management of libraries collections.
- Identify priorities for library collection management.
- Evaluate issues related to user access.
- Develop and evaluate collections policies.
Week #1: Course content overview and clarifications for student assessment and evaluation
Week #2: Collection Development and Management responsibilities
Week #3: Library collection development policies
Week #4: Publishing industry and collection development
Week #5: User Surveys
Week #6: Developing strategies and setting priorities for collection development and collection management
Week #7: Acquisitions: procedures - ways and methods - budgeting
Week #8: Printed and electronic series and other special collections
Week #9: Loan, Interlibrary Loan and User Rights
Week #10: Preservation and maintenance of material
Week #11: Collection Analysis
Week #12: Outreach, Liaison activities and Marketing
Week #13: Course Summary
- Johnson, P. (2014). Fundamentals of collection development and management. American Library Association.
- Kostagiolas, P. A., Korfiatis, N., & Poulos, M. (2012). A long-tail inspired measure to assess resource use in information services. Library & Information Science Research, 34(4), 317-323.
- Albitz, B., Avery, C., & Zabel, D. (Eds.). (2014). Rethinking collection development and management. ABC-CLIO.
- Matthews, J. R. (2017). The evaluation and measurement of library services. ABC-CLIO.
The course includes lectures and workshops. Within the course modern teaching tools and techniques are employed – an asynchronous platform with coursework material, continuous assessment, creation of working groups, etc. is utilized. Furthermore, a number of hourly lectures with invited speakers on subjects related to the course are organized.
Compulsory Exams as well as provisional coursework tasks are available to students (the tasks and essays always announced at the beginning of the semester). A Lesson Planning Guide is provided for the course.