library collection

What is library collection?

library collection meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

The total accumulation of books and other materials owned by a library, cataloged and arranged for ease of access, often consisting of several smaller collections (reference, circulating books, serials, government documents, rare books, special collections, etc.). The process of building a library collection over an extended period of time is called collection development. Synonymous with holdings. Compare with collection. See also: digital collection, high-risk collection, hybrid collection, opening day collection, rental collection, subject collection, and test collection.


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