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Making a statement: reviewing the case for written collection development policies

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Reviews the established arguments for writing collection development policies, focusing on selection, planning, public relations and co-operation. Identifies various practical and theoretical drawbacks, and illustrates these with examples from library literature. Concludes that a more flexible approach is needed in order to reflect the changing environments of publishing, library selection and acquisition.
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Keywords: Collection management; Libraries; Strategic management

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 2004

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