Lecture 6b: Trends and Issues

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Collection Development portion of course offered in Nov-Dec 2005 at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore

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  • Lecture 6b: Trends and Issues

    1. 1. Lecture 6b: Trends and Issues Development and Management of Collections
    2. 2. Trends and Issues <ul><li>Objective: To be acquainted with some of the pressing trends and issues that are affecting ACQ in Singapore today </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Economy Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
    3. 3. 1. Electronic Publishing <ul><li>Electronic Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ejournals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video-on-Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD-ROMs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Licensing Models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Database subscription </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access vs Ownership </li></ul>
    4. 4. 2. Economy Drive <ul><li>MOF’s initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Central message is “more for the $ -- spend what you need; save where you can” </li></ul><ul><li>Measures: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best sourcing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand Aggregation </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. 3. Others <ul><li>Increased Cost of Serials </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in Monographic Materials Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Access versus Ownership </li></ul>

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