Doody’s Collection Development Monthly

In response to reader demand, Doody’s Collection Development Monthly was developed as a free service for subscribers to Doody’s Review Service and Doody’s Core Titles. Premiering in January 2014, DCDM includes both a website and a monthly e-mail newsletter, published on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

The service features:

  • A Guest Article typically written by collection development librarians on a subject of topical and timely interest to health sciences collection development librarians;
  • A profile of a specialty covered in Doody’s Review Service, focusing on the number and type of print and electronic books published in the specialty over the previous 12-month period;
  • A profile of the Editorial Review Group Chair responsible for getting the titles in the profiled specialty reviewed;
  • A profile of a publisher who is active publishing in the area of the  profiled specialty, focusing on the number and types of books the publisher released in the previous 12 months,  as well as the number of titles from this publisher chosen in the most recent edition of Doody’s Core Titles.

In addition, each issue can contain highlights of up to three new products that we consider especially important for collection development librarians to be aware of.

Check out what people are saying about DCDM!

“Doody’s Collection Development Monthly Newsletter publishes reviews of databases, not only providing evaluations of databases librarians are familiar with, but also introducing new databases to librarians that they may have not had an opportunity to examine personally.”

Jie Li, MLS
Charles M. Baugh Biomedical Library, University of South Alabama (Retired)