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The ARTstor Digital Library: a case study in collection building

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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to outline the approach to collection development that has characterized the building of the ARTstor Digital Library. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The approach adopted is a brief history, overview, and analysis of the development of the ARTstor collections. Findings ‐ The paper finds that ARTstor has sought to pursue a strategic approach to collection development, taking as its point of departure the needs of potential users. Originality/value ‐ The paper offers an inside view of the development of a new non-profit digital library.

Keywords: Collections management; Digital libraries; Library users

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2006-07-01

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