This book, first published in 1996, explores the role of libraries in acquiring, storing, and disseminating information in different formats to make better use of technology in sharing scarce resources and connecting library users with collections. With an expressed goal of encouraging continued debate and further investigation, this book presents developing strategies and procedures to meet the challenges faced as a collection development librarian. Among the vital concerns addressed are the competition for limited resources, trends in document delivery, access vs. ownership, the evaluation of document delivery products, and libraries’ options for the future.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Sul H. Lee 2. Fuelling the Fires of Scholarship in the 90’s George W. Shipman 3. Collection Development in the Access Age: All You Thought It Would Be and More Connie Kearns McCarthy 4. Redesigning Research Libraries: First Step Toward the 21st Century Charles A. Hamaker 5. Delivery of Documents and More: A View of Trends Affecting Libraries and Publishers Rebecca T. Lenzini 6. The Current National Copyright Debate: Its Relationship to the Work of Collections Managers Ann Okerson 7. Document Delivery in the Electronic Age: Collecting and Service Implications Anthony W. Ferguson 8. Collecting and Accessing ‘Free’ Internet Resources Julia Ann Kelly 9. Document Delivery for the 90’s and Beyond Joseph J. Fitzsimmons