Intelligent Design and the Evolution of American Research Library Collections
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This paper disusses the the forces that have shaped American research library collections, how collection development emerged as a professional responsibility in the second part of the 20th century, and how the profession has empowered itself through research, methodology, documentation and education.
The text of the paper given by Hendrik Edelman at the Janus Confernece on Research Library Collections, Cornell University, Ithaca New York, October 9, 2005
Collection Development; Research Libraries
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