Monday, December 12, 2016

Katie Vanous

Hirsh, D. (2015). Collection Development and Trends.

David Hirsh is a Librarian for Middle Eastern Studies @ UCLA. This video covers how they collect materials from and about the Middle Eastern world, including the issues that come with that job. This video is about 1 hour and 15 mintues. It also includes E-resources that are available for these items is also covered, it appears that these are new and still improving upon these resources. This video is based on academic libraries.

This video helped me to understand how difficult it can be to acquire resources, books, etc from certain parts of the world. For materials in English often all that has to be done is a search online and a click of a button, those purchases are easy and it is easy to forget that not all purchases are like that. Hirsh overviews how they go about finding materials from the middle eastern region of the world and in the languages spoken, along with how they go about making the purchases.

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