Collection Management
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Kogude kujundamine
Course title in English
Collection Management
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To create pre-requisites for developing of theoretical knowledge and practical skills for collection management and administration in the different types of libraries and information services.
Brief description of the course
The conception of collections, their characteristics and functions. Collection management policies in various information institutsions, thereby in libraries. Planning of collection development. Thematic and typological division of library documents. Electronic and digital resources. Free copyright law. Collection management in the automated library system INNOPAC. Co-operation of Estonian libraries in the field of collection development. Budget and planning.The sources and methods for collections’ acquisition. Pre-cataloguing and standard numbers. The administration of collection (registration, processing, allocation). Special collections. The statistics and evaluation of collections. Disassembling. Inventarisation. Storage and preservation. Preservation programme and safety plan. Digital preservation of Estonian cultural heritage.
Self-directed study is comprised of compulsory reading, group and practical home-tasks.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Knows the theoretical principles of collection management;
Knows and is able to use collection management terminology;
Skills for using different methods and resources for the purchase of information resources;
Knows theoretical principles of collection organization and preservation;
Is able to mange information on collection management and preservation in the automated library system.
lekt S. Metsar
The course is a prerequisite