Social Role of Users in Collection Development of Library and Information Centers

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Dept. of Library & Information Science, Science & Research Branch, Tehran

2 Ph.D. Student of Library & Information Science, Islamic Azad University Science & Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

3 M.A. Student in Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch


The process of collection development, collection generating and obtaining information is of basic debates in libraries and information centers which a lot of articles have been written about the methods of collection development of information as well as the application of information technology, accordingly, to this day. This article, as opposed to other articles, which are about the prevailing methods of collection development and also the application of information technology in collection of libraries development and information centers, analyses the role of knowledge management, corporate culture, extension of relations as well as the development of human resources and their social role in the expansion of information collection; and finally, some scientific and studious centers and universities in Iran which started their collection of information development and their knowledge concerning the use of knowledge management and more noticing the human resources, are presented.