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Bob Holley

Wayne State University
Professor Emeritus, School of Library & Information Science
Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University School of Library & Information Science. Bob Holley has been actively involved in collection development since 1980 as an academic librarian, library science professor, and researcher. He was chief collection development officer at the University of Utah and at Wayne State University. He has taught collection development to hundreds of students both in the classroom and online in the Wayne State University School of Library & Information Science. His eclectic research interests include cooperative collection development, popular culture in libraries, intellectual freedom, scholarly communication, and the out-of-print book market. He is particularly interested in how the Internet has influenced scholarly communication and collection development. He believes that libraries should track more closely developments in the corporate sector to help develop and evaluate similar library services.