Collection Management and Development

Collection Management and Development is one of the top-level categories in the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB). It involves knowledge and skills such as the process of planning, delivering, maintaining and evaluating a programme of stock acquisition and management which meets current objectives and builds a coherent and reliable collection to allow for future development of the service. Includes collection management, resource selection and acquisition and planning for continued future use.

The PKSB is your map of the knowledge and skills in the library, information and knowledge professions. Use it as a self-assessment tool for professional development and to demonstrate your unique skill set to employers. It is also a framework for skills analysis, staff training and development plans.

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