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What Is aCollection?

By Hur-li Lee


of traditional conceptions of library collection. This article addresses the task and reveals four major presumptions associated with collections: tangibility, ownership, a user community, and an integrated retrieval mechanism. Some of these presumptions have served only to perpetuate misconceptions of collection. Others seem to have become more relevant in the currentinformationenvironment.Theemergenceofnontraditional media, such as the World Wide Web (WWW), posestwospecificchallenges:toquestionthenecessity of finite collections, and contest the boundaries of a collection. Acritical analysis of these issues results in a proposal for an expanded concept of collection that considers the perspectives of both the user and the collection developer, invites rigorous user-centered research, and looks at the collection as an informationseekin

Year: 2009
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