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Collection Management

Dalhousie University Libraries’ collections are developed and managed by librarians and staff at five libraries.

Many collection management tasks are the responsibility of the Resources team. Resources staff across the library system work with vendors, develop and manage budgets, order and invoice materials, and make materials available by cataloguing, physical processing, and establishing and maintaining electronic access. Existing collections are regularly analyzed and assessed to ensure they support the learning, teaching, and research needs of the University.

Dalhousie is also a member of several library organization which collaborate to share knowledge and resources and to negotiate pricing with vendors and publishers. These include Novanet, the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL), Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN). Negotiating through these consortia enables the Libraries to receive better pricing and more flexible licensing terms. 

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Associate University Librarian: Resources & Discovery

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Resource Team Contacts

Karen Chandler, Manager, System-Wide Resources

Gail Fraser, Manager, Manager, E-resources Access & Maintenance

Heather MacFadyen, Collections Strategy Librarian

Alice Stover, Manager, Acquisition and Metadata