Collection Assessment Resources

Working with Faculty

Carleton College. (2010). Carleton College: Gould Library: Faculty Participation in Collection Development.

Chu, Felix T. (1997). Librarian-Faculty Relations in Collection Development. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 23(1), 15–20; doi:10.1016/S0099-1333(97)90067-7.

Dykeman, Amy. (1994). Faculty Citations: An Approach to Assessing the Impact of Diminishing Resources on Scientific Research. Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory, 18(2), 137–46; doi:10.1016/0364-6408(94)90021-3.

Feyereisen, Pierre and Anne Spoiden. (2009). Can Local Citation Analysis of Master's and Doctoral Theses help Decision-Making about the Management of the Collection of Periodicals? A Case Study in Psychology and Education Sciences. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 35(6), 514–22; doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2009.08.018.

Foudy, Gerri and Alesia Mcmanus. (2005). Using a Decision Grid Process to Build Consensus in Electronic Resources Cancellation Decisions. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 31(6), 533–38; doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2005.08.005.

Hillsborough Community College. (2006). Library Collection Assessment Statement and Plan. Hillsborough Community College.

Hinchliffe, Lisa J. and Tina E. Chrzastowski. (2007). Getting Started with Library Assessment: Using Surveys to Begin an Assessment Initiative. In Proceedings of the Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment.

Metz, Paul. (1992). Thirteen Steps to Avoiding Bad Luck in a Serials Cancellation Project. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 18(2), 76–82.

Metz, Paul and John Cosgriff. (2000). Building a Comprehensive Serials Decision Database at Virginia Tech. College & Research Libraries, 61(4), 324–34.

Network of Alabama Academic Libraries. (2004). Network of Alabama Academic Libraries Collection Assessment Manual. Network of Alabama Academic Libraries.

Northwestern University Library. (n.d.). NUL Data & Methods Bank.

Sowards, Steven. (2002). Rates of Participation by Faculty Book Selectors in a College Library. MLA Forum, 1(1).

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries. (2007). Collection Assessment.

University of Michigan Library. (2009). University of Michigan Library Collections Review 2009: Home.

Professional Resources

Bobal, Allison M., Margaret Mellinger, and Bonnie Avery. (2008). Collection Assessment and New Academic Programs. Collection Management, 33(4), 288–301.

Borin, Jacqueline and Yi Hua. (2008). Indicators for Collection Evaluation: A New Dimensional Framework. Collection Building, 27(4), 136–43; doi:10.1108/01604950810913698.

Born, Kathleen. (1993). The Role of the Serials Vendor in the Collection Assessment and Evaluation Process. Journal of Library Administration, 19(2), 125.

Kim, Pan Jun, Jae Yun Lee, and Ji-Hong Park. (2009). Developing a New Collection-Evaluation Method: Mapping and the User-Side H-Index. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 60(11), 2366–377.

Sylvia, Margaret. (2005). Library Collection Assessment through Statistical Sampling. Library Journal, 130(1), 160.

Wilson, Concepcion S. and Carol Tenopir. (2008). Local Citation Analysis, Publishing and Reading Patterns: Using Multiple Methods to Evaluate Faculty Use of an Academic Library's Research Collection. Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 59(9), 1393–408.

Wisneski, Richard. (2008). Collection Development Assessment for New Collection Development Librarians. Collection Management, 33(1/2), 143–59.

Public Libraries

Baker, Sharon L. (1994). Quality and Demand: The Basis for Fiction Collection Assessment. Collection Building, 13(2/3), 65–68; doi: 10.1108/eb023374.

Boss, Richard W. Digital Asset Management Systems.

Boss, Richard W. Evaluating Electronic Products and Services.

Dennison, R. F. (2000). Quality Assessment of Collection Development through Tiered Checklists: Can You Prove You Are a Good Collection Developer? Collection Building, 19(1), 24–27; doi:10.1108/01604950010310866.

Jones, Chris. (December 2007). Maintaining a Healthy Library Collection: The Need to Weed. Aplis, 20(4): 170–72.

Hyo¨dynmaa, Merja, Anita Ahlholm-Kannisto, and Hannele Nurminen. (2010). How to Evaluate Library Collections: A Case Study of Collection Mapping. Collection Building, 29(2): 43–49; doi:10.1108/01604951011040125.

Larson, Jeanette. (2012). CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries. Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Payntera, Robin A., Rose M. Jacksona, Laura Bowering Mullen. (2010). Core Journal Lists: Classic Tool, New Relevance. Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 29(1): 15–31; doi:10.1080/01639260903571096.

Schmidt, Jane. (2010). Musings on Collection Analysis and Its Utility in Modern Collection Development. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 5(3): 62–67.

Collection Development Policies

AcqWeb. (2001). Acqweb's Directory of Collection Development Policies on the Web. Retrieved from

Ann Arbor District Library. (2002). Materials Selection and Access | Ann Arbor District Library. Retrieved from

Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. (2011). About Collection Development Policies. ASLAPR—Collection Development Training. Retrieved from

City of Tempe. (2003). Collection Development Policy—Tempe Public Library. Retrieved from

Corrigan, Andy. (2005). The Collection Development Policy Reborn: A Practical Application of Web-Based Documentation. Collection Building, 24(2), 65–69; doi:10.1108/01604950510592689.

Dartmouth College Library. (2000). Collection Development Policy Writing Guide. Retrieved from

Garavaglia, Barbara H. (2007). Collection Development Policies and Other Basic Tools for Building A Foreign and International Law Collection. GlobaLex. Retrieved from

Idaho Commission for Libraries. (2008). ABLE | Idaho Commission for Libraries. Retrieved from

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Section on Acquisition and Collection Development. (2001). Guidelines for a Collection Development Policy Using the Conspectus Model. IFLA. Retrieved from

Michigan State University Libraries. (2010). Michigan State University Libraries—Collection Development Policy Statements. Retrieved from

Princeton University Library. (n.d.). Princeton University Library Collection Development Policies. Retrieved from

Smyth, Elaine B. (1999). A Practical Approach to Writing a Collection Development Policy. Rare Books & Manuscripts Librarianship, 14(1), 27–31. Retrieved from

University of Chicago Library. (n.d.). Collection Development Policy. Retrieved from

Hilary Wagner and Joshua Barton for the CMS Collection Assessment Committee
May 2011