Cooperative Collection Development for Rare Books Among Neighboring Academic Libraries

Martha M. Smith
1985 College and Research Libraries  
Coordination in rare book acquisitions occurs on a unilateral basis when one librarian does not select certain books because a neighboring collection has extensive holdings in the same area. Few attempts, however, have been made to cooperate in rare book collection development on a multilateral basis whereby librarians jointly agree to select books in assigned subject areas. This article studies the characteristics of a multilateral cooperative selection program for small rare book collections and describes the success of such a program at
doi:10.5860/crl_46_02_160 fatcat:k3rm726sqvcljgpaoobceafwpy