Introduction for the Break-Out Sessions: Six Key Challenges for the Future of Collection Development
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This article presents an overview of a range of key challenges facing collection development. It first considers the evolving nature of collections, and in so doing, confirms that the concept of the collection in the new environment remains valid and crucial to scholarship and services. It discusses the main players in the information exchange process. Finally, it outlines six key challenges in collection development for academic research libraries
The text and figures of Ross Atkinson's talk at the Janus Conference on Research Library Collections, Cornell University October 10, 2005.
Collection Development; Research Libraries