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Pearl: A Journal of Library and Information Science
Year : 2007, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 33) Last page : ( 43)
Print ISSN : 0973-7081.

Collection Development Policy in Academic Libraries in a Changing Environment: Problems and Prospects

Dr. Kumbar B.D., Reader, Mr. Hadagali Gururaj S., Senior Research Fellow

Department of Library and Information Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad - 580 003.


In this paper an attempt has been made to discuss about collection development in a changed environment in academic libraries. It touches upon formulating collection development policy, budget, selection procedures, evaluation criteria for electronic information resources and license agreements including problems and prospects. Further, authors conclude that the electronic publishing has certain advantages, to be used as complementing technology collect but not as replacement technology.


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