Developing Collections of Web-Published Materials

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This article discusses collection development practices to meet the unique characteristics of Web-published materials.

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Creation Date: 2007
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Hsieh, Inga K.

University of North Texas

Creator (Author):
Murray, Kathleen R.

University of North Texas

Creator (Author):
Hartman, Cathy Nelson

University of North Texas

Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Haworth Press
Place of Publication: [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
Date(s):
  • Creation: 2007
Description:

This article discusses collection development practices to meet the unique characteristics of Web-published materials.

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Department: Libraries
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Abstract: Librarians and archivists face challenges when adapting traditional collection development practices to meet the unique characteristics of Web-published materials. Likewise, preservation activities for Web-published materials must be undertaken at the outset of collection development lest they be lost forever. Standards and best practices for Web-collection development are still emerging, and librarians are struggling with the often daunting financial, staffing, and infrastructure challenges posed by collecting and preserving these materials. The results of a needs assessment with librarians, information providers, and academic researchers informed the identification of key collection development activities for Web-published materials. This research was conducted as part of the Web-at-Risk project, a collaborative effort of the California Digital Library, the University of North Texas, and New York University.

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23 p.

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Keyword(s): web archives | digital collections | collection development | preservation
Source: Journal of Web Librarianship, 2007, Philadelphia: Hawthorn Press, pp. 5-27
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc36287
Resource Type: Article
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Access: Public
Citation:
Publication Title: Journal of Web Librarianship
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Page Start: 5
Page End: 27
Peer Reviewed: Yes