Collection Development: Resources & Best Practices

Suggested Readings

Beall, J. (2005). Metadata and data quality problems in the digital library. Journal of Digital Information, 6(3), 1-20.

Candela, L., Castelli, D., Pagano, P., Thano, C., Ioannidis, Y., Koutrika, G., Ross, S., Schek, H. J.,  & Schuldt, H. (2012). Setting the Foundations of Digital Libraries: The DELOS Manifesto.” D-Lib Magazine, 13.3 (2007):1-15 .

Chowdhury, G.G. & Chowdhury, S. (2003). Chapter 5: Collection management. In Introduction to Digital Libraries (pp. 89-102). London: Facet Publishing.

Dalbello, M. (2009). Cultural dimensions of digital library development, part II: The cultures of innovation in five European national libraries (narratives of development). The Library Quarterly 79(1): 1-72.

Dempster, S. & Grout, C. (2009). Digitisation: Trends in the economics of retro-conversion. In Baker, D & Evans, W. (Eds.), Digital Library Economics: An academic perspective (pp. 177-191). Oxford, UK: Chandos.

Druin, A. (2005). What children can teach us: Developing digital libraries for children with children. The Library, 75(1), 20-41.

Gonçalves, M. A., Moreira, B. L., Fox, E. A., & Watson, L. T. (2007). “What is a good digital library?”–A quality model for digital libraries. Information processing & management, 43(5), 1416-1437.

Hutchinson, H. B., Rose, A., Bederson, B. B., Weeks, A. C., & Druin, A. (2005). The international children’s digital library: A case study in designing for a multilingual, multicultural, multigenerational audience. Information Technology and Libraries, 24(1), 4-12.

Kaplan, N., Chisik, Y., Knudtzon, K., Kulkarni, R., Moulthrop, S., Summers, K., & Weeks, H. (2004). Supporting sociable literacy in the international children’s digital library. Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Interaction Design and Children: Building a Community, 89-96.

Lagoze, C., Krafft, D. B., Payette, S., & Jesuroga, S. (2005). What is a digital library anymore, anyway. D-Lib Magazine, 11(11), 1082-9873.

McCray, A. T., & Gallagher, M. E. (2001). Principles for digital library development. Communications of the ACM, 44(5), 48-54.

Mishra, A. K. (2011). Management of Digital Libraries:Issues, Challenges, Present Scenario and Future Prospects

Murray, K., & Philips, M. (2007).  Collaborations, Best Practices, and Collection Development for Born-Digital and Digitized MaterialsPresented atDigCCurr2007, an international symposium on Digital Curation, April 18-20, 2007. 

National Information Standards Organization. (2007). A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. 3rd Edition.

Saha, N.C., Debnath, K., & Das, T.K. (2010). Implications of selection & collection policies for e-resources: With special reference to Visva-Bharati Library. INFLIBNET Convention Proceedings, PLANNER 2010.

University of South Carolina, University Libraries Digital Collections (2008). Selection criteria for digital projects.

World Digital Library. (2009). World Digital Library Content Selection Guidelines.


McDermott, A. J. (2012). Copyright: regulation out of line with our digital reality?. Information Technology and Libraries, 31(1), 7-20.

Copyright laws-

Church music copyright-

Digital images-

Fan fiction-

Photography and derivative works-

Public domain-

Public domain exceptions-

Rimmer. M. Creation and copyright law: the case of 3D printing

Best Practices


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