Collection Management as Risk Management
Casserly, Mary F.
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SubjectCollection Management; Collection Development; Risk Management; Professional Values; Collection Integrity; Scholarly Communication; Information Marketplace
Risk and technological changes are inexorably linked, and librarians, as experts, must communicate these risks to lay persons and develop appropriate risk management strategies. This paper identifies some of the risks to library primacy, library and professional values, collection integrity, and scholarly communication and the information marketplace that those involved in collection development and acquisition of library materials may encounter. The sources of these risks are briefly described, and the author suggests some risk management strategies.