Collection Development and Management examines the principles and techniques that guide the development, management, and evaluation of library collections and the selection of materials in various types of libraries. The course provides students with experience in the major phases involved in starting and developing collections of print and non-print materials: the formulation of collection development plans, the selection of materials, and the evaluation and preservation of library collections. It enables students to recognize and respond to challenges and opportunities of special interest to collection developers including changes in the production and distribution of information resources, issues of access and ownership, intellectual freedom, copyright, and resource sharing.
**Prior to the Fall 2013 semester, courses had the designation SLIS-S.
This course was known as L528: Collection Development and Management prior to the Fall 2007 semester.