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Friday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Revising a Collection Development Manual: Challenges and Opportunities

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This session examines the changing role of institutional collection development manuals and in particular the challenging questions that arose while revising such a document at a southeastern research university in the spring of 2013. The process began with a series of discussions about the balance of responsibilities expected of liaison librarians and their relationship to the collecting role. Library strategic plans and job descriptions increasingly call for expanded commitments by liaison librarians to digital services, scholarly communication, etc. At the same time, many new librarians inherit collections responsibility in an unstable market for free and paid scholarly content in multiple formats. Role balancing is nothing new for librarians, but this combination of changes raises questions about how to share expertise and set priorities in a collections development manual.


Tony Bremholm

Chief Bibliographer for Science & Engineering, Tulane University
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Joshua Lupkin

Chief Bibliographer for the Humanities, Tulane University
With a background in history academia and museums, Josh Lupkin brings a strong interest in interest in the way that technology does and does not influence humanities' scholars use of scholarly resources. He is especially interested in the evolution of ebook platforms how to balance... Read More →

Eric Wedig

Coordinator of Scholarly Resources for Social Sciences, Tulane University

Friday November 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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