Abstract Type: Poster Abstract Status: Complete Collection analysis - demonstrating value via the liaison program

Author(s) David Brennan - Assistant Librarian, Collection Development/Digital Resources Management, George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library (Role: )

Research Method • Not Research

Objectives This project had several aims: to assist in collection development activities by showing current journal and monograph holdings in relation to liaison areas and to relate development activities to these holdings and to the strategic plans of the Library, the medical center, and Penn State University Libraries; to inform library users of holdings and improve access; and to assist liaison librarians in acquiring a more complete understanding of core resources in their liaison areas.

Methods A two-phased assessment and development project was initiated. Phase 1 consisted of: a) developing a set of tools to inform collection assessment at the Harrell Health Sciences Library (HHSL), and b) completing a collection assessment related to current liaison coverage At the close of this assessment, Phase 2 took the Phase 1 data and developed a model to prioritize purchases from the materials identified as not being held by the HHSL or Penn State. This model was implemented by the HHSL liaison librarians in order to: a) rank priorities and identify specific monograph and serial titles for purchase (these would be purchased in electronic format if possible and licensed for all of Penn State, in keeping with the HHSL collection development policy) . b) increase awareness among the liaison librarians of institutional strategic priorities in relation to collections and collection development



Work Title PSUposterMLA_liaison_72x36blue2015.pptx
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  1. Brennan, David P
  1. MLA15
License Attribution 3.0 United States
Work Type Poster
Deposited May 28, 2015




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