Chapter 9

Collection Development


A relevant and organized collection development plan is a prime consideration for neomap and traditional map librarians. Collection development refers to the policy that guides librarians in selection, acquisition, and management of maps and other geospatial data resources. Many factors and considerations are involved from funding sources to knowing the users and uses. Digital philanthropy helps to build collections and open private collections to the world.


Collection development; Management; Selection; Acquisition; Digital philanthropy

9.1 Introduction

Collection development is the heart of any library. Map library collection development includes the plans and implementation for selection, ...

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