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Collection Building

Collection Building

Dedicated to all aspects of library collection development and maintenance from the practical to the theoretical

ISSN: 0160-4953

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2016: 0.43
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Aims & Scope

Collection Building provides well-researched and authoritative information on the rapidly-changing conceptions of what collection development is in libraries, archives, museums and galleries.  Also its purpose, practice and issues arising.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following: 

  • ‘Collection’ and management of files and data by academic libraries, in the service of  the research and teaching purpose of universities
  • ‘Collection’ of files and data for  wider organisation planning purposes
  • Academic library curriculum mapping
  • Collection assessment as part of wider library assessment
  • Co-operative and collaborative ‘collection’ of cultural heritage artefacts, including where technology enables innovative approaches 
  • Public libraries as centers for civic engagement, digital inclusion, lifelong learning and for health and wellbeing information
  • ‘Collection’ development and the use of space 

Collection Building is Indexed and Abstracted in:

  • Academic Search Alumni Edition; 
  • Academic Search Complete;
  • Academic Search Premier; 
  • CORE Rankings;
  • Current Abstracts; 
  • Education Full Text; 
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Information Management & Technology Abstracts; 
  • Information Science & Technology Abstracts; 
  • INSPEC; 
  • Library & Information Science Abstracts; 
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts; 
  • Library Literature and Information Science; 
  • Library Literature and Information Science Full Text;
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega; 
  • OmniFile Full Text Select; 
  • The Informed Librarian; 
  • Scopus; 
  • zetoc

Collection Building is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Library Studies eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald Library Studies eJournals Collection page.

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