Acquisition and Collection Development Section

Division: Library Collections

The Section on Acquisition and Collection Development focuses on methodological and topical themes pertaining to acquisition of print and other analogue library materials (by purchase, exchange, gift, legal deposit), and the licensing and purchase of electronic information resources. 

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This Section is sponsoring: LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group.

Acquisition and Collection Development, Sections

Last update: 10 January 2019

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Call for paper for 2019 WLIC now launched: “Digital Scholarship and Collection Development: Crossroads and Intersections”

The Acquisition and Collection Development Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece, from August 24-30, 2019. This open program is co-sponsored by the IFLA’s Digital Humanities – Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group. At various points of the Digital Scholarship process, libraries are involved in this work in ways that are specific to their parent institution. In particular, library collections have been increasingly supporting the advancement and progressive expansion of Digital Scholarship during the last decade. Digital scholars work in academic departments, institutional centers and labs, or independently. In many cases, their work may be with large corpora of digital texts, digital images, audiovisual materials, raw data sets, geospatial data, born-digital materials and other types of digital content curated by libraries: content that is either already part of existing library collections or that is proactively acquired by libraries for specific digital scholarship projects.

22 December 2018