Name (what's in a name, anyways): Collection Building is not a preferred term, rather Library of Congress has the blessings for Collection development (Libraries)
I am reading this book: Crash Course in Collection Developme...
Wayne Disher (2007).
This book looks interesting, educating and detailed. It must be a
required reading for library science students as well librarians
searching for meaning in their chosen specialization by the type of
library (oops! the book's orientation is towards
a public library).
See also on the same shelf:
20 Maxims for Collection Building - 9/15/2007 - Library Journal
Contemporary collection development involves art, science, and business.
By Barbara Genco, as told to Raya Kuzyk
Facet 1: EMPOWERED PATRONS
>1 The user and the ILS > 2 Security and self-check > 3 Tagging, not MARC? >
Facet 2: MOBILITY AND DIGITIZATION
> 4 It's content, not containers, Stupid! > 5 Moving materials smarter > 6 Off-site storage and digitization > 7 Downloadable and digital
Facet 3: TRANSPARENT HOLDINGS
> 8 Power of the OPAC > 9 Logistics and process design are key > 10 If it's not cataloged, it doesn't exist > 11 “One big library”
Facet 4: RESPONSIVE ADMINISTRATION
> 12 Fewer librarians, more parapros? > 13 Measuring productivity, use, and needs > 14 Reference is dead; long live reference > 15 Policies are still primary
Facet 5: E-CONTENT AND THE WEB
> 16 It's a Google world > 17 Licenses and government documents
Facet 6: STREAMING SELECTION
> 18 Improving vendor relations > 19 Staying out front > 20 Libraries: The long tail writ large
Continue reading the article @ Library Journal