COLLECTIONDEVELOPMENT INDIGITAL LIBRARIESBy: Agnes Kawa
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT “Libraries are not about books; they were, are, and will be about  facilitating communication ac...
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION Defining Digital Libraries Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Digital libraries Examples of different...
DEFINING DIGITAL LIBRARIES Digital Library – A library in which collections are stored in digital  formats and accessible...
ADVANTAGES VS. DISADVANTAGES OFA DIGITAL LIBRARY Advantages                            Disadvantages Nearly unlimited s...
PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND DIGITALCOLLECTIONS Looking at the big picture 299 Public libraries participated in a survey about d...
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS FOR THEDIGITAL NATIVES Who are the Digital Natives? How children view the digital world Open access...
ACADEMIC LIBRARY AND DIGITALCOLLECTION When looking at Academic    libraries, need to consider:   Core Values: equity of...
WAYS TO REDEFINE COLLECTIONDEVELOPMENT IN THE NETWORKEDAREA Focus on what is sustainable Consider what a collection does...
WEEDING A DIGITAL COLLECTION Ebooks should be treated the same way as physical collections with    guidelines for retenti...
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHENWEEDING OverDrive reports- Turnover Rate by Subject B&T Axis 360 – Top Circulation by Subject Cr...
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Collection development in digital libraries

  1. 1. COLLECTIONDEVELOPMENT INDIGITAL LIBRARIESBy: Agnes Kawa
  2. 2. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT “Libraries are not about books; they were, are, and will be about facilitating communication across space and time. Books have been a way to do that historically, but today there are other, often better, ways to accomplish this. Libraries need to become facile at supporting all sorts of media, and they must continue to embrace the new, or face the consequences of losing relevance to the mainstream culture”. - Mark Sandler
  3. 3. TOPICS OF DISCUSSION Defining Digital Libraries Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Digital libraries Examples of different library settings and their digital collection Weeding in a digital library
  4. 4. DEFINING DIGITAL LIBRARIES Digital Library – A library in which collections are stored in digital formats and accessible through computers Function of a digital library: Access to large amounts of information to users wherever they are and whenever they need it. Access to primary information sources. Support multimedia content along with text Network accessibility on Intranet and Internet User-friendly interface
  5. 5. ADVANTAGES VS. DISADVANTAGES OFA DIGITAL LIBRARY Advantages  Disadvantages Nearly unlimited storage space at  Lack of screening or validation a much lower cost  Lack of preservation of a fixed copy (for the record and for duplicating scientific Re-allocate funds from some staff, research) collection maintenance, and  Lack of preservation of “best in class” additional books.  No physical boundary Difficulty in knowing and locating everything that is available, and Round the clock availability differentiating valuable from useless Multiple access information.  Enhanced information retrieval. Job loss for traditional publishers and librarians  Preservation for some print Costs are spread and many become material hidden.
  6. 6. PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND DIGITALCOLLECTIONS Looking at the big picture 299 Public libraries participated in a survey about digital collections How the numbers add up about increasing a digital collection What type of digital items are in demand What Patrons have been requesting since the digital rise Print vs. Digital in the Public Library
  7. 7. DIGITAL COLLECTIONS FOR THEDIGITAL NATIVES Who are the Digital Natives? How children view the digital world Open access Digital Libraries and Digital Design Features Using Digital Children’s collections in your library International Childrens Library
  8. 8. ACADEMIC LIBRARY AND DIGITALCOLLECTION When looking at Academic libraries, need to consider: Core Values: equity of access intellectual freedom, open access, stewardship and trustworthiness Scholarly communication issues Author rites and copyright issues Acquisition of digital material Develop tools for digital material
  9. 9. WAYS TO REDEFINE COLLECTIONDEVELOPMENT IN THE NETWORKEDAREA Focus on what is sustainable Consider what a collection does rather than what a collection is As our parent institutions are changing, so must we We must make strategic decisions about what formats we support in the multi-format universe Changing current practices will add value for our patrons We must seek the right balance between competition and collaboration We must seek creative partnerships with publishers and vendors We need to exploit our new understanding of the collection to the best of our ability. Collection librarians must expand their skills and expertise
  10. 10. WEEDING A DIGITAL COLLECTION Ebooks should be treated the same way as physical collections with guidelines for retention based on use, accuracy of information and relevance to the patron Knowing the numbers Ebook vendors and customer needs- OverDrive OverDrive Video http://ebooks.nypl.org/A55F27A7-AB28-49FF-B295- 1803F6D87A09/10/257/en/Default.htm Standards to your eBook collections Ebooks need to be manually weeded when materials become outdated, demand decreases and relevance can be compromised Ebook platforms are not merged with the ILS
  11. 11. THINGS TO CONSIDER WHENWEEDING OverDrive reports- Turnover Rate by Subject B&T Axis 360 – Top Circulation by Subject Create a plan to use information as it becomes available Take steps to be proactive in pursuing outdated material When purchasing new titles in popular subjects check holdings to look for titles to weed When considering the purchase of backlist titles, look at the other titles by that author to inform your purchases and consider weeding

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