[ Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jill Hurst-Wahl, author of Digitization 101. Jill’s post discusses an important topic that is not commonly discussed, that collection development and federated search application development are not independent activities. ]

Ed Shephard, Head of Collection Development & Management at Binghamton (NY) University Libraries, spoke during the second day of the Library Camp @ Syracuse, which was focused on collection development. Shephard reminded us that federated search is part of collection development because it impacts how users view and interact with a library’s electronic collection. (Note: I am purposefully using the phrase electronic collection, since (1) historically we have talked about electronic resources in libraries and (2) some people wrongly believe that “digital” resources mean “digitized” resources.)

Read the rest of this entry »

If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to the RSS feed!

Also, check out our writing contest with awesome prizes!