Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Collection Management
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay (2,500 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Essay (2,500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay ? revised topic (2,500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay ? revised topic (2,500 words)  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

appreciate the value of a written collection development policy and have an understanding of its structure and application

understand the nature and application of selection criteria for print and electronic collections

identify and evaluate the major bibliographical and reviewing sources and services for print and e-resources

understand the major selection and acquisition methods employed by libraries

have an awareness of the principal issues surrounding the management of e-resources

appreciate the methodology and issues of promoting the print and e-resources

examine the concepts and procedures of collection evaluation and review and the potential outcomes

establish critically the fundamental principles of preservation

Brief description

The collection management module adopts a broad definition of the subject field, so that, while devoting time to the fundamental areas of collection development, and collection review and evaluation, it also covers topics such as the promotion of collection use, 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 collections in an effective, efficient and economical way, in order to meet the needs of its user community. The module emphasis is on all types of library and information units.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number For budget allocations, e.g. subscription and purchasing models for e-resources
Communication Oral communication through seminar presentations and workshops; writing and presentation skills through assignments
Improving own Learning and Performance Reflect on the preparation work done for seminars; reflect on feedback from assignments following completion;
Information Technology Use of web-based catalogues and databases; interrogation of e-books resources in workshop
Personal Development and Career planning Consideration of the skills developed in module; will see applied in career options
Problem solving Through critical interpretation of essay questions and seminars exercises
Research skills Preparation for seminars; several activities involve a researched follow-up to taught examples, e.g. CDP's
Subject Specific Skills Ability to evaluate print and e-resources; ability to create promotional materials
Team work Seminar exercises; group work for e-book workshop (face to face)


This module is at CQFW Level 7