Electronic Collection Development

Question:   Is there a collection development policy would address the shift from print to electronic materials, the selection criteria for such materials, and what kind of reference materials should be preferably purchased in electronic format compared to the ones we should keep in print format?

Answer:   ALA does not have a collection development policy for the electronic materials, however, we do have various guidelines to help you create your own policy. The ALA Library has gathered some resources on electronic collection development and more general collection policies.

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