Thursday, March 29, 2007

CFP: Best Practices in Collection Development (Against the Grain)

CFP: Best Practices in Collection Development (Against the Grain)

Against the Grain is now accepting submissions of articles for the June 2007 issue. This issue will look at the topic of "Best Practices in Collection Development"

Possible Article Topics Could Include:

-cooperative collection development and/or library consortiums
-licensing electronic resources
-Working with foreign vendors
-Collection assessment
-Virtual Approval Plans
-Moving from print to electronic
-library/departmental liaison programs
-weeding a collection

The above are only suggestions. This topic is broad and articles on other
aspects of collections development are certainly welcome!

Against the Grain is a partially refereed publication, and articles are usually 2000 -- 2500 words in length. Article proposals and / or abstracts of articles should be submitted by Monday, April 9, 2007. The deadline for submission of the articles themselves is Monday, April
30, 2007.

If you are interested in submitting an article, please let me know by return email (

If you need more information or have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. My contact information is below.

Thanks so much for your time and attention.


Kristen DeVoe
Guest Editor of the June 2007 Issue of Against the Grain.

Kristen E. DeVoe
Electronic Resources Librarian
College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina 29424
Phone: (843) 953-6671