Technical Reports


A practical guide for building a user-focused digital library collection

Zhu, Qin; Guevara, Sophia
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): user-focused, digital library, digital collection, guide, information resources

Abstract: With changing user expectations, many libraries are moving towards digital content. With much of the digital content accessible from anywhere at any time, it provides users with efficient, on-demand information experiences. Accordingly, libraries are presented with challenges and opportunities to build, manage, and implement outreach strategies that promote their digital library collections. There are a lot of articles and papers in library and information management literature on how to manage digital resources, but not many address the building of a user-focused digital library collection. One of the Web 2.0 concepts is putting the user at the center. When it comes to collection development and management, libraries need to keep their users' needs a priority.

8 Pages

Additional Publication Information: Published in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 29, Issue 4, 2009.

External Posting Date: August 21, 2009 [Abstract Only]. Approved for External Publication - External Copyright Consideration
Internal Posting Date: August 21, 2009 [Fulltext]

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