Call for Papers WLIC 2018: Acquisition and Collection Development Section

Dear colleagues,

The Acquisition and Collection Development Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 24-30 August, 2018.

Our theme is: Being guided by our users: using assessment to build user-focused collections

As the amount and type of material that is published grows, libraries are increasingly using new methods to focus collection development efforts towards specific user needs and tailor acquisitions to what will be used by the community. A drive to be more evidence-based and make smarter decisions has increased the use of quantitative and qualitative assessment methods to understand how our collections are being used and what materials should be acquired. In addition, vendor systems and tools for how material may be purchased drive us to think about new ways of offering and purchasing content. This session aims to share successful collection assessment programs that focus on user and community needs in order to build collections that are valued and used.

The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

For full details and submission guidelines, please see the IFLA WLIC 2018 website for full details:

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