This module focuses on the development of digital libraries; specifically the planning process, policy writing, and legal issues. Each of the module’s sections are summarized below:

  • Software & Tutorials: Tutorials on collection development policy, copyright, and digital licensing.
  • Sample Files: Links to existing collection development policies from academic libraries, public libraries, and other cultural institutions/projects. Additionally, links to several existing digital collections.
  • Exercises: Directions for an analyze a digital collection exercise.
  • Resources & Best Practices: Listing of suggested readings on collection development.

Collection Development Overview

Please watch the presentation below for an overview of digital library collection development.

Summary | Software & Tutorials | Sample Collections | Exercises | Resources & Best Practices