Module Identifier ILM4530  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Philip H Jones  
Semester Available all semesters  

Learning outcomes

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

Brief description

The module consists of eight units. These deal with the subject of collection management in a way that progresses from overall policies and definitions which are necessary for any collection of library materials, to the conservation and preservation of that collection. During the course of study you will be encouraged to relate the material that you are using to the library and information service in which you work. The units will include participative study, opportunities to respond within the text, some self-assessment, and three assignments.


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

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Audit Commission (1997) Due for Renewal: a report on the library service London: Audit Commission
National Acquisitions Group (1998) Public Library Stock Management Leeds: NAG, (British National Bibliography research Fund Report 90)
Slote, Stanley J (1997) Weeding Library Collections; Library weeding methods 4th. Englewood, Co.: Libraries Unlimited
Jenkins, Clare, and Morley, Mary (1999) Collection management in academic libraries 2nd. Aldershot: Gower

Cole, Natalie and Bob Usherwood (1996) Library stock management: policies, statements and Philosophies Public Library Journal, 11, pp121-5
Gray, Raymond (1998) Evolution or extinction; the current state of library supply Public Library Journal, 13, pp70-72
Intner, Sheila (1994) Options for collection review Technicalities, 14.5, pp3-6
Johnson, Peggy (2000) E-Resources and collection development and management: Redux Technicalities, 20.1, 1, pp12-14
Johnson, Peggy (1997) Libraries and the preservation of electronic information Technicalities, 17.6, pp8-10
Smith, Ian M (1999) What do we know about public library use? Aslib Proceedings, 51.9, pp302-14
Vogel, Kirstin D (1996) Integrating electronic resources into collection development policies Collection Management, 21.2, PP65-76


This module is at CQFW Level 7