Search the Internet for different library collection and benchmarking or library collection development policies. For example:
Library OR Libraries "collection development"
Here are some links that you may find useful:
It is important to think about whether or not the information you find is of a good quality and useful. To do this you will need to evaluate it before you use it in your academic work.
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For this course you need to find professional and academic literature relating to: collection development policies; evaluating/benchmarking collections and preservation of a historical collection. This means searching for relevant journal articles, conference papers and material on the Internet and evaluating the information you find.
Remember, explore this Assignment Help, and other pages in this Subject Guide for help.
The Library is unable to provide support in relation to our collections:
· usage statistics
· benchmarking against other collections
Always refer to your course outline and website for your assessment details.
Begin by watching this short video: Think. Plan. Discover. Why keywords matter (1 min. 30 secs)
Before you start searching identify the main concepts/topic words - the keywords you use to search for information. For example:
"Why are benchmarking and assessing collections in academic libraries important aspects of managing change in the digital age?"
"What should be the fundamentals in building and managing a library collection where the emphasis is on digital resources?"
Then think of similar keywords or phrases (synonyms) you could use when searching. For example:
**Click on to see alternative keywords**
The following is one example of a search strategy:
preservation OR preserve
special collections OR historical collections
Library Catalogue search examples:
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When you select one of the database titles above you will be linked to information about the database, including subjects it covers. Select the link under Access to search the database.
Search example: Academic Search Premier via the EBSCOhost platform