Collection Development and Management
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Kogude arendus ja haldus
Course title in English
Collection Development and Management
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To create preconditions for obtaining knowledge and practical skills on
collection development and management in different types of libraries;
To support the acquisition of an overview on the principle strategies and methods of long term preservation of information resources
Brief description of the course
Collections and collection development in different types of libraries. Planning of aqcuisitions and its sources. Acquisition module in an integrated library system; ELNET consortia and cooperationof libraries in acquisition of informationresources. Legal deposit copies, standard numbers. Organisation of collections and statistics. Management of collections and preservation. Preservation of information resources as a special field of library work and its functions. Storage conditions of information resources. Strategies and methods of preservation.
Independent work
Individual written and practical assignments
Learning outcomes in the course
By the end of the course the student:
●Knows the principles of the collection development;
●Knows the principles of acquisition, sources and vendors of different information resources;
●Has an overview on the organisation and management of collections
●Knows the principles of the long term preservation, its strategies and methods.
Assessment methods
Grades of written examination paper and individual practical assignments
lekt S.Metsar, dots A.Möldre
Replacement literature
Allison, D.A. (2013). The patron-driven library : a practical guide for managing collections and services in the digital age. Chandos.
Collection development in the digital age. (2011). - [London] : Facet.
Johnson, P. (2014). Developing and Managing Electronic Collections. The Essential. American Library Association. - (18.03.16)
Johnson, P. (2009). Fundamentals of collection development and management. 2. ed. . Chicago: ALA.
Wilkinson, F. C., Lewis, L. K. (2003). The complete guide to acquisitions management / Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited.
Harris, L. E. (2009). Licensing digital content : a practical guide for librarians. - 2nd ed. - Chicago : ALA.
Tiidor, R., Laur, K., Teral, K. (2010). Arhivaalide hoid, säilitamine ja füüsiline korrastamine [Võrguteavik]. Tartu: Rahvusarhiiv.
Tomingas, L., Purde, M., Hallaste, S.-M., Annus, P. (2004?). Fotode, filmide, heli- ning videosalvestiste säilitamine [Võrguteavik]. Tallinn: Rahvusarhiiv.
Cloonan, M. V. (Ed.) (2015). Preserving our heritage. Perspectives from antiquity to the digital age. London: Facet.