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.