Information Management

Collection Development: Just in case v. Just in time

The idea is not new. But how to proceed. When you have to make a decision on whether to cancel an expensive e-resource or print publication, what factors do you look at? What factors do you consider as decisive? Is there any fact or information that is crucial for decision-making, but is not available or accessible to you?


Does it matter if you are in a teaching school or a research school? Does it matter if you are in a public law school or a private law school? Does it matter if your library takes more a just-in-case approach or more a just-in-time approach?



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Idea No. 128