Collection management

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Topic overview

In this section we will explore the different elements and tasks that make up good collection management:

  • What we mean by collection management and why it is important?
  • Level 1 – Recording your collection; defining what you collect; key documents; labelling your collection; photographing your collection
  • Level 2 – Cataloguing your collection; documentation planning; writing a Collection Development policy; loaning material in/out of your collection; collection specific policies; basic emergency planning
  • Level 3 – Collection review; disposing of items from your collection; contemporary collecting; rights management; advanced emergency planning
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