Basic Collection Development and Management

an ALCTS Workshop

March 22-23, 2006
Philadelphia, PA

Cosponsored by PALINET

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This is a “Basics” workshop that will introduce participants to the responsibilities that make up collection development and management. Effective collection development and management is a collaborative process, therefore the workshop will combine interactive presentations with group activities.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Understanding collection development and management as a practice and an art
  • Policy, planning, and fiscal management
  • Selection: tools, techniques, criteria, and the selector’s knowledge base
  • Managing collections: decisions about withdrawals, transfers, journal cancellation, preservation
  • Marketing, outreach, community assessment, and liaison activities
  • Collection assessment and evaluation
  • Cooperative collection development and management

The impact of automation and electronic content on the practice of collection development will be woven through the workshop.


ALCTS or PALINET Member: $300
Nonmember: $400

Dates and Locations

March 22-23, 2007
Philadelphia, PA

Developed and Presented by

Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota


For more information contact Diana Bitting at