Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 Hours. 10 lectures x 1hour


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment essay  not exceeding 2,500 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • appreciate the value of a written collection management development policy and have an understanding of its structure and application;
  • have an awareness of the major bibliographical and reviewing sources and services for print and non-print materials;
  • examine the concepts and procedures of collection evaluation and review and the potential outcomes;
  • appreciate the methodology and issues of collection promotion;
  • gain insight into the conservation needs of different types of collections.

Brief description

The Collection Management module adopts a broad definition of the subject field, so that, while devoting time to fundamental areas of collection development, and collection review and evaluation, it also covers topics such as the promotion of collection use, conservation and preservation, and collection issues related to particular formats. Its overriding concern is the management of a collection of library materials (whether in one or a number of formats), and organisation of access to virtual collection in an effective, efficient and economical way, in order to meet the needs of its user community. The module does not limit itself ot any particular type of library, although the emphasis is on academic and public libraries.


The aim of this module, is to enable students to understand the principles, policies, practices and procedures that comprise collection management.


This module is at CQFW Level 7