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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-11T12:49:38Z
dc.date.available2017-10-11T12:49:38Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractThis chapter provides guidelines for developing a university library collection for bioinformatics programs. The chapter discusses current research and scholarly communication trends in bioinformatics and their impact on information needs and information seeking behavior of bioinformaticians and, consequently, on collection development. It also discusses the criteria for making collection development decisions that are largely influenced by the interdisciplinary nature of the field. The types of information resources most frequently used by bioinformaticians are described, specific resources are suggested, and creative options aimed at finding ways for a bioinformatics library collection to expand in the digital era are explored. The author draws on literature in bioinformatics and the library and information sciences as well as on her ten years of experience providing bioinformatics user services at George Mason University. The chapter is geared towards practicing librarians who are charged with developing a collection for bioinformatics academic programs as well as future librarians taking courses on collection development and academic librarianship.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://www.igi-global.com/chapter/developing-library-collection-bioinformatics/67945en_US
dc.format.extent23 pagesen_US
dc.genrechaptersen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M25M6281K
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/7273
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherIGI Globalen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtSalisbury UniversityEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofLibrary Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices, edited by Sarah Holder, McGill University, Canadaen_US
dc.subjectBiology, Bioinformatics (0715)en_US
dc.subjectCollection managementen_US
dc.subjectAcademic Librariesen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Acquisitionsen_US
dc.subjectCollection developmenten_US
dc.subjectBiological researchen_US
dc.subjectScholarly communicationen_US
dc.subjectBiologistsen_US
dc.subjectBioinformaticians - information needsen_US
dc.subjectBioinformaticians - information seeking behavioren_US
dc.subjectBioinformaticsen_US
dc.subjectMolecular biology databasesen_US
dc.subjectOpen accessen_US
dc.titleDeveloping a Library Collection in Bioinformatics: Support for an Evolving Professionen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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