Core Collection Development Issues for the Practitioner Interest Group

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Purpose: Identifies the forces of change in the development and management of collections as they affect the individual selector and the selector's ability to address and manage these changes. Presents forums and programs, designs guidelines, identifies resources, and collects and disseminates information.

This interest group is part of Core's Metadata and Collections Section.

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  • 1.  Call for Participation: Survey on the Role of Technical Services in Collection Development

    Posted Oct 13, 2021 02:46 PM
    Hi - apologies for cross-posting!

    In 2019, Joe Marciniak (Princeton University) and I conducted a survey to learn more about the responsibilities of Technical Services in collection development. After reviewing and presenting the data that we collected, we decided to revisit the survey with a few updated questions that allow us to look at some other possible trends. One new interest is the subject of how collection development and departments have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete, and summary results of the data will be sent to everyone who includes an email address.
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFJNZG6
    Thanks for your consideration and your time.
    Best,
    Charlie Sicignano
    Head of Technical Services
    University of West Georgia


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    Charles Sicignano
    Electronic Resources & Collection Assessment Librarian
    University of West Georgia
    Ingram Library
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  • 2.  RE: Call for Participation: Survey on the Role of Technical Services in Collection Development

    Posted 29 days ago
    Apologies for cross-posting! I keep finding ALA/ACRL discussion boards that seem relevant to our survey and we are hoping to keep participation up so we can collect as much data as possible. If you have already participated, thank you! If you haven't participated but are willing to share your thoughts, please use the link below.

    In 2019, Joe Marciniak (Princeton University), Corey Halaychik (UT Austin) and I conducted a survey to learn more about the responsibilities of Technical Services in collection development. After reviewing and presenting the data that we collected, Joe Marciniak and I decided to revisit the survey with a few updated questions that allow us to look at some other possible trends. One new interest is the subject of how collection development and departments have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete, and summary results of the data will be sent to everyone who includes an email address.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LFJNZG6

    Thanks for your consideration and your time.
    Best,

    Charlie Sicignano

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    Charles Sicignano
    Electronic Resources & Collection Assessment Librarian
    University of West Georgia
    Ingram Library
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