LIS-S 502 Acquisitions and Management of Knowledge and Information
NOTE: LIS S500 must be taken before or concurrently with course.
This course examines the principles and techniques that guide the acquisition, management, and evaluation of collections and the selection of knowledge and information resources for various types of libraries and information centers. The course provides students with experience in the major phases involved in developing collections with a diversity of formats: the formulation of collection development plans and policies, the selection of materials, vendor relationships, and the evaluation of collections. It enables students to recognize and respond to challenges and opportunities of special interest to collection developers: intellectual freedom, new information formats, copyright, and resource sharing.