Collection Development from Scratch: Supporting a New Degree Program in Construction Management

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https://doi.org/10.29173/istl56

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construction management, collection development

Abstract

Construction management is a growing field with strong job prospects and expanding educational opportunities. It is closely related to business and engineering. The article provides an introduction and overview of collection development for academic librarians supporting construction management, from the perspective of the author’s experiences at Florida Gulf Coast University. Information types specific to the field include building codes and cost data. Relevant journals, conferences, books, and databases are also discussed.

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2020-04-25

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Reycraft, K. (2020). Collection Development from Scratch: Supporting a New Degree Program in Construction Management . Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (94). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl56

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