Electronic Library Collection Development

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
Kovacs Consulting - http://www.kovacs.com
1117 Meadowbrook Blvd
Brunswick OH , 44212
United States
Diane Kovacs is the primary contact.
Phone: 216-392-8254
Fax: 330.225.0083
Resource URL: http://www.kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html
Region: Midwest

Description: 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 strategy 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

Experience Level: Intermediate
CE Contact Hours: 30
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Resource Management
Subject: Collection Development, Consumer Health
Course Type: e-Learning, MLA AM Offerings

Educational Objective: Learning Objectives: 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: 

Learning Activities:

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

Evaluating e-resources

Electronic Library Collection Development Tools 

Learning Activities:

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.

Learning Activity:

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.

Participant Materials: Moodle

Facility Requirements: Participants should know how to use e-mail and a current standard Web BrowserMozilla/Firefox, or Internet Explorer -- current versions are best.

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