Collection Development through Data Harvesting

Audience: Library folks
Technical Level: Low

Much is being written lately about both the long term risk to libraries in relying on vendor supplied online resources, and about the loss of valuable government information due to the GPO relying on online availability. In this session, a solution to both problems will be presented.

The presenter will show how the Rutgers-Camden Law Library is developing and maintaining an electronic collection of government document materials through the use of wget, and other simple tools that can automate process of collection development. Practical discussion will include: 1. selection of materials; 2. the use and features of wget; 3. techniques for automating the collection process.

MP3: JoergensenLR1Fr230.mp3

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John Joergensen
Librarian
Rutgers, The State University of NJ, Camden

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