Acquisitions and Collection Development (4/4/17)

April’s #auslibchat focussed on Acquisitions and Collection Development. From policies to weeding, digital deposit and shelf-ready resources; April’s #auslibchat explored today’s GLAMR collections.


Image credit: Scenes of the State Library of Victoria, from 1954 Age newspaper. Via State Library of Victoria Digital Image Pool.

Here were the questions!

Q1 What is your #1 weeding or #1 acquisition success?

Q2 How do you/ your workplace communicate collection development policy to your community?

Q3 How much influence do vendor relationships have on your organisation’s acquisitions?

Q4 Has digital collecting/deposit caught up with traditional formats in your organisation?

Q5 How do you/ your workplace ensure acquisitions meet the needs of your whole community?

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