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Collection Development Workshop [Event Ref. No. TG3/COLDEV]


4:00 pm

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This workshop is aimed at all levels of staff who may have to produce or amend an existing policy. It would also be of interest to those who are concerned with the practical aspects of collection management and development, rather than the theoretical.


09.30 – 10.00: Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.10: Introduction to the day – Catherine Phillpotts and Judith Preece

10.10 – 10.50: The operation of Stock Review – Judith Wells, Anglia Ruskin University

10.50 – 11.20: Coffee

11.20 – 12.00: Rising to the challenge – Building Image & AV Collections in HE – Vicky Brown, Oxford University and Julia Cook, University for the Creative Arts

12.00 – 12.20: Getting rid of weeded stock – Yanna Constantinou, Better World Books

12.20 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 14.10: Nostalgia and renewal: collections and collaborations – Linda Newington, Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton

14.10 – 14.50: Writing a Collection Development Policy – Libby Homer, University of East London

14.50 – 15.10: Tea break

15.10 – 15.50: Group Exercise – Thinking of your own collections, which aspects of today’s presentations would need to be included in a local collection development policy

15.50 – 16.00: Summing up and close.

Venue: Room MAL 416, Birkbeck College [all catering will be served in Room MAL 541].


Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cost: £95 for CPD25 members and £125 for other institutions.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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