How the online resources have affected the collection development policy and role of library professionals in selection of documents: A case study of IIT Libraries

Navin Upadhyay and H.N. Prasad
Reports on the impact that have been witnessed by the library professionals of IIT libraries during the last ten years on library collection development, policy, and changing role of professionals in selection of documents. The study found that collection development policy and selection criteria have changed due to online resources and the involvement of non professional has increased. Libraries are moving towards cooperative selection and sharing resources through cooperative collection development and consortia agreements and this has faded the autonomy of local library. The library professionals predicted that in future, the role of commercial vendors will increase and they will play an important role in collection development.