New e-Learning Course on Electronic Collection Development – Register by March 5, 2008.

Register for now for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) e-learning course, “Electronic Collection Development for the Academic E-library,” to be offered March 10-28, 2008.

In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts. Each part includes lecture, discussion and hands-on activities that will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection


  • have developed selection criteria, plan for collection, evaluation, organization, and maintenance of an e-library collection for the patron group of your choice at your library.
  • have begun identifying, evaluating, selecting, and collecting appropriate free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for your e-library.

Participants will end the session with a completed collection development plan for the e-library collection they wish to develop including:

  • collection plan abstract or introduction
  • collection strategy
  • collection organization plan
  • collection maintenance plan

Additional details about this course and other ACRL e-learning courses, including learning outcomes and registration materials, are online at  Be sure to submit your registration materials by Wednesday, March 5 2008

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