Volume 20, Number 6 June 2000
Collection development, from text to technology
by Janet Foster
Presents collection development strategies and suggestions from the
Danbury Public Library in Danbury, CT. Says that Library Journal
Digital, the e-mail Daily from Publishers Weekly, and "Booklist"
magazine from the American Library Association are traditional
sources relevant to electronic collection development. Notes that
visiting publishers' Web sites is an additional strategy. Recommends
"Internet World" and other computer-related journals and
general-interest magazines for articles or features about Internet
sites. Remarks that integrating catalogs with ordering systems,
online book vendors, and reviews all facilitate selection
capabilities, and complement traditional methods. Concludes that the
trend toward electronic publishing continues to grow, but that print
materials will remain vital to libraries.
Includes two sidebars.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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