Shared Collection Development, Digitization, and Owned Digital Collections

  title={Shared Collection Development, Digitization, and Owned Digital Collections},
  author={Michelle M. Wu},
  journal={Collection Management},
  pages={131 - 145}
Abstract While library models already exist for sharing physical materials and joint licensing, this paper envisions an aspect of future collections involving a national digital collection owned, not licensed, by libraries. Collaborative collection development, digitization, and digital object management of owned collections can benefit societies in multiple ways, from expanding access to users otherwise unable to reach these materials, to preserving content even when disaster strikes, to… Expand
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