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In this self-paced hands-on course you will draft an e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice, for the kind of library they work in. Lecture, discussion and Web-based learning activities step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection. This collection plan will be developed in four phases: collection plan abstract or introduction
collection organization plan
collection maintenance plan
We will use examples of well planned and designed e-libraries on the Web to illustrate each phase.
Tuition $275 as of 1/16/13
|CE Contact Hours:
||Health Sciences Resource Management
||Collection Development, Consumer Health
e-Learning, MLA AM Offerings
Participants will develop selection criteria, plan for collection, evaluation, organization, and maintenance of an e-library collection for a patron group of their choice in a the kind of library they choose.
Participants will have begun identifying, evaluating, selecting, and collecting appropriate free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a subject/patron group of their choice.
Participants will end the session with a completed collection development plan for the subject/patron group they wish to develop.
Phase 1. Collection Planning
Lectures and Required Readings: Introduction and Overview: Planning for the e-library collection
Why create e-library collections?
Definition of e-resources and e-libraries.
Planning for collecting and organizing e-resources
Preliminary planning for E-resource collections:
Activity 1. Review of Electronic Collection Development Policies for E-Libraries
Activity 2. Preliminary Planning Questions for the E-Library
Activity 3. Checklist for Developing a Collection Development Plan for the E-Library
Phase 2. Collection Strategies
Lectures and Required Readings:
E-resource Collection Strategies: Resource Types and User Information Needs
Selection criteria for e-resources
E-resource licensing guides and discussions
Electronic Library Collection Development Tools
Activity 4. How and Where to Collect Web-Accessible Resources
Activity 5. Identifying, Evaluating, and Selecting E-resources
Phase 3. Collection Organization
Lectures and Required Readings:
Information Architecture and E-resource Collection Organization and Access for E-libraries
Overview of "cataloging" e-resources, Dublin Core, & XML.
Activity 6. Planning Organization and Access for the E- Library
Phase 4. Collection Maintenance
Lectures and Required Readings: E-library/E-resource Collection Maintenance
Learning Activity: Activity 7. E-library Collection Maintenance Plan
Final Project/ E-Library Collection Plan
Need for This Course:
Librarians and other information specialists who need to develop or expand e-library collections of high quality Web-accessible information resources. Some experience with information searching on the Web is assumed. Experience working with the target patron group chosen is assumed. Level of instruction is intermediate.
The instructional methods used include
Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Other.
Participants should know how to use e-mail and a current standard Web BrowserMozilla/Firefox, or Internet Explorer -- current versions are best.