Collection Development: Software & Tutorials

Policy Tutorials

Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE)

ABLE is a free online tutorial source provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. It includes a four part guide on collection development policies. Although mainly aimed at traditional library materials, the tutorials can still be helpful for digital collection development.

Collection Development Training for Arizona Public Libraries

A tutorial for collection development in public libraries.

Copyright & Licensing Tutorials

Copyright Crash Course

Short tutorial in general copyright information provided by the University of Texas System.


LIBLICENSE is a resource and guide for licensing digital content including software for creating electronic resource licenses.

Taking the Mystery out of Copyright

Educational tutorial from the Library of Congress.

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