An excellent defence of collection developers by Princeton librarian

While catching up on a library blog, I came across a recent entry written by Wayne Bivens-Tatum, of the Princeton University Library. It’s an excellent defence of the need to retain subject selectors and collection developers in the academic research library. I absolutely agree with him, that research collections are built not simply for present needs, but for the needs of users many years from now, and that for any kind of cooperative access to diverse materials to work, as many research libraries as possible need to build to their strengths.

Here’s the link:

https://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/2011/05/pda_and_the_research_library.html