Palmer, Dorothy M.
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Department of Educational Studies
Collection development and management in small academic libraries in Jamaica: Where is my budget?
Peltier-Davis, Cheryl; Renwick, Shamin
Caribbean libraries in the twenty-first century: Changes, challenges and choices
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Medford, New Jersey
Information Today, Inc
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Collection development and management take place both at the macro as well as the micro levels. The decision faced by all libraries concerns what is to be collected and how management of this collection should be done. Within academic libraries, the dilemma is even greater as these libraries are faced with the growing demands and expectations from their clientele and stakeholders but encounter very stringent budgets. Library policy is influenced by the mission statement of the institution as well as the various stakeholders. This chapter will look at some of the crucial components of collection management, especially those that are relevant to academic libraries in Jamaica.....