Location

KIPJ D

Session Type

Concurrent Session

Start Date

28-4-2016 1:50 PM

End Date

28-4-2016 2:35 PM

Keywords

digital libraries, collection development, institutional repositories, stakeholders, users, use case

Abstract

Traditional collection development strategies may not be sufficient to effectively expand the use of a digital library or repository. Librarians working on FRASER, a digital library of economic history that is both a subject and institutional repository, have developed a cyclical strategy of user-responsive collection development. Collections developed in response to stakeholder needs include materials on historic responses to mortgage defaults during the Great Depression, and on the causes of historic panics and depressions, which grew out of the research priorities of policymakers and economists during the financial crisis of 2007. This session will provide an overview of FRASER’s traditional collection development policy and demonstrate the cyclical model of user-responsive collecting with concrete use cases.

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Apr 28th, 1:50 PM Apr 28th, 2:35 PM

The Cycle of User-Responsive Collection Development in Digital Libraries

KIPJ D

Traditional collection development strategies may not be sufficient to effectively expand the use of a digital library or repository. Librarians working on FRASER, a digital library of economic history that is both a subject and institutional repository, have developed a cyclical strategy of user-responsive collection development. Collections developed in response to stakeholder needs include materials on historic responses to mortgage defaults during the Great Depression, and on the causes of historic panics and depressions, which grew out of the research priorities of policymakers and economists during the financial crisis of 2007. This session will provide an overview of FRASER’s traditional collection development policy and demonstrate the cyclical model of user-responsive collecting with concrete use cases.