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E-Resources Collection Development Process

Xia Lixin and Khin Myo Thu
College of Information Management, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China

Abstract—The appearance and use of ICT significantly affect libraries in collection development and services. Libraries cannot leave ICT in operating their functions to provide speed and timely access to users from both local and remote areas. In this ICT age, libraries with only printed materials are impossible to be long term survival. Therefore, e-resources are becoming a core part of library collection. E-resources are very essential in scholarly community because of up-date information which not included in printed materials. Unlike printed materials, selection and acquisition of e-resources has technical and legal issues. This paper reviews literature on e-resources collection development process. It also attempts to address definition of e-resources and collection development. The purpose of this paper is to give trend regarding e-resources collection development process. This paper analyzed literature published in library science on e-resources collection development pertaining to user studies, collection development policy, selection and acquisition, evaluation and deselection. This paper provides a useful overview of step by step of e-resources collection development process for libraries. 
Index Terms—e-resources, collection development, e-resources collection development, library

Cite: Xia Lixin and Khin Myo Thu, "E-Resources Collection Development Process," Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 225-229, November, 2017. doi: 10.12720/jait.8.4.225-229