Harnessing information resources : collection management at the Veterinary Science Library, University of Pretoria

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dc.contributor.author Nel, Marguerite
dc.contributor.editor Van der Westhuizen, Erica E.
dc.contributor.editor Croft, Vicki F.
dc.contributor.other International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (5th : 2005 : Onderstepoort, South Africa)
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-05T10:17:24Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-05T10:17:24Z
dc.date.created 2005
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.description Poster presented at the 5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, 4-7 July 2005, Onderstepoort, South Africa en
dc.description.abstract The Veterinary Science Library of the University of Pretoria serves the only veterinary faculty in South Africa. Collection development is therefore not only important for giving optimum support to the Library’s primary client group, such as lecturers, students and researchers, but also to support the secondary market, such as private practitioners and pharmaceutical companies throughout the country. Information support is also given to veterinary faculties and institutions in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The focus of this poster is on collection management in the virtual library environment. The goals of collection development in academic libraries are still the same, namely to meet the information needs of users and to serve the research and teaching missions of the university. Today’s e-environment together with the expansion of distance learning programs has led to higher user demands for fast and relevant information on the user’s personal desktop. In an environment where budgets for acquisitions decrease, but user expectations and demands increase, the collection manager is forced to take on new collection development challenges. There are also the issues of access versus ownership and library cooperation and resource sharing as well as the role of consortia. The effect of digitisation on library function areas such as interlibrary loans, the use of information databases, e-journal collections and circulation of printed library material are clearly seen in user statistics. This poster will emphasise how access to full-text electronic journals and databases at the Veterinary Science Library of the University of Pretoria, influenced these library functions and services over a period of five years. The importance of training users to optimise use of these resources will also be highlighted. en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Marguerite Nel
dc.description.uri http://www.library.up.ac.za/icahis en
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dc.identifier.citation Nel, M 2006, 'Harnessing information resources : collection management at the Veterinary Science Library, University of Pretoria' in Van der Westhuizen, EE & Croft, V (eds), Running wild, running free: capturing, harnessing and disseminating knowledge flows in support of animal health: 5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, 4-7 July 2005, Onderstepoort, South Africa, University of Pretoria, Veterinary Science Library, Pretoria, South Africa, p.152. en
dc.identifier.isbn 1868565482
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/6482
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria, Veterinary Science Library en
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dc.rights ©University of Pretoria en
dc.source Original conference proceedings: Van der Westhuizen, EE & Croft, V (eds) 2006, 'Running wild, running free: capturing, harnessing and disseminating knowledge flows in support of animal health: 5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, 4-7 July 2005, Onderstepoort, South Africa', University of Pretoria, Veterinary Science Library, Pretoria, South Africa. 160 p. en
dc.subject ICAHIS proceedings en
dc.subject Collection development en
dc.subject Veterinary Science Library en
dc.subject University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Collection management en
dc.subject.lcsh Poster presentations en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary libraries -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Collection development (Libraries) -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Special libraries -- Collection development -- South Africa en
dc.title Harnessing information resources : collection management at the Veterinary Science Library, University of Pretoria en
dc.title.alternative 5th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, 4-7 July 2005, Onderstepoort, South Africa en
dc.title.alternative Running wild, running free : capturing, harnessing and disseminating knowledge flows in support of animal health en
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