Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Building Electronic Library Collections
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building

2111 Snow Road Parma, Ohio


$60 CAMLS Members
$70 Affiliate Members
$180 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 14
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes materials

Learn to create a collection development plan using Internet resources for e-library collections. This day's discussion and hands-on activities will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan.

Each activity will step participants through creating a collection strategy and how to use the collecting tools such as search engines, directories, and other electronic libraries. Diane Kovacs, author of the book Building Electronic Library Collections: The Essential Guide to Selection Criteria and Core Collection will then show you the tools for evaluating the resources located and finally, selecting which resources will be included in your electronic libraries.

Course Content

  • Developing a focused plan for electronic collection
  • Selection criteria for Internet resources
  • Web resource licensing guides and discussions
  • Evaluating Web resources
  • Electronic Collection Development Tools Webliographies
Audience: Reference staff and anyone who wants to learn to more efficiently collect and organize information resource from the Web for use in e-library collections of all sizes and subject concentrations.
Diane K. Kovacs writes the monthly Business Bytes for the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) and is OPLIN contributing editor for Business Information. Diane holds an M.L.S. as well as a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. She is the author of 8 books on using the Web for research and training. She is president of Kovacs Consulting Internet & World Wide Web Training. Her vitae is online at

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