Emerald’s free journal of the week is Collection Builiding. My library has subscription to it anyway, but I have never looked at this journal beforehand.
While browsing through the 3 free issues, I found an interesting article:
“Recent lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender fiction for teens: are Canadian public libraries providing adequate collections?” by Michele Hilton Boon and Vivian Howard .
Collection Building. 23: 3, 133-138.
This article does produce some of the results that many of us may have assumed – namely that LBGT titles are more likely to be at certain libraries than others. Yet, they also have some other conclusions that are interesting – such as how the number of reviews may be a factor in whether or not the LBGT titles are included in a collection.
Anyway, I thought it was a good read and figured it’s free so might as well promote it!