INSTG006 Collection Management and Preservation

This course considers the processes of collection development including selection and acquisition principles and methods; retention, preservation and security policies; storage policies and planning; use and users; access to and promotion of collections; service provision; information literacy; evaluation and retention of collections; preservation strategies and conservation options. Issues relating to acquisition, access and preservation of electronic material and special issues relating to serials, interlibrary loan and document supply, financial issues, co-operation and resource sharing will be discussed.
Learning outcomes:
By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • describe the broad aims and objectives of the management of physical and electronic resources
  • explain the concepts of selection, maintenance, promotion, preservation and de-selection of library materials
  • give examples of local, national and international collection management issues
  • summarise the processes associated with collection management

Assessment: Assessment by coursework only
Compulsory for:
MA Library and Information Studies
Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this module
Taught by: Dr Charles Inskip
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