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CDI: Collection Development

Collection development for the Claremont Colleges Digital Library

Under the auspices of the Claremont Colleges Library Center for Digital Initiatives, the Claremont Colleges Digital Library provides access to historical & visual resources collections both created by & for the Claremont Colleges community.

The primary collection responsibility for the Claremont Colleges Digital Library is to develop electronic content that serves & is freely available to the Claremont Colleges community. Collections will be built using content produced by digitizing analog content or collecting existing digital content for research &/or teaching by the Claremont Colleges community.

The following considerations will guide collection development for the Claremont Colleges Digital Library:

  • The audience for the proposed collection
  • The current Claremont programs & faculty that are to be supported by the proposed collection
  • The resources available to support the audience & programs

Purpose of the Claremont Colleges Digital Library

The intent of the Claremont Colleges Digital Library is to collect, preserve & share the historical, cultural, & educational output of the Claremont Colleges.

The following is an abbreviated list of the functions & purposes of the Claremont Colleges Digital Library:

  • Support learning, teaching, & research
  • Build online collections from TCC cultural, historical, teaching, & research materials
  • Increase visibility & impact of TCC cultural, historical, teaching, & research collections
  • Facilitate discovery of content
  • Strengthen partnership between content creators/providers & content managers
  • Enable re-use & re-purposing of content
  • Facilitate digital asset management
  • Organize information to allow effective content management & access

Audience

The audience of the Claremont Colleges Digital Library consists of anyone with an internet connection & the interest. The audience of focus for the Claremont Colleges Digital Library is Claremont Colleges faculty, staff, & students.


MS Word Claremont Colleges Digital Library collection development (MS Word document)

Last updated: 10/31/2012 5:37:30 PM