Derek Moser, Assistant Professor and Meyer Library’s Director of Resource Management & Discovery, was named co-Editor of Taylor and Francis’ Collection Management in January of 2023.
Collection Management is a refereed quarterly journal that presents practical, research-based information about building, administering, preserving, assessing, and organizing library collections. The publication provides library professionals across the field with guidance on how to navigate the fast-changing, fast-paced environment of collection management—especially as it relates to digital content.
Core topics that Collection Management emphasizes are digital collection management, staff and training challenges, special collections and archival services, data management issues, financial strategies for building collections, consortial and cooperative collections, assessment tools and methods, issues related to access versus ownership, and trends in collection management tools.
Moser’s role as co-editor has him screening submissions, along with his fellow co-editor, Cara List of Northwestern University. The two then work through a double anonymized review process on selected manuscripts.
Moser was appointed co-editor on a probationary contract in January of 2023 and was offered a contract extension in the Fall of 2023, allowing him to take on the role in a more permanent capacity. When asked how this role impacts his position here at Meyer Library, Moser claimed, “This position allows me to not only keep abreast of collection development trends, but also to identify potential trends as well. I regularly run across papers that we may not choose to publish, not because the content or subject matter isn’t relevant or useful, but because it doesn’t fit our scope. Some papers don’t fit the scope of our publication, but they still possess a certain amount of potential applicability to our field. As a practitioner myself, this position gives me a unique advantage to see both the current trends in the field, as well as future possibilities that may yet be on the horizon.”
Congratulations, Derek. Thanks for your service to the field.