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Where are the children in children’s collections? An exploration of ethical principles and practical concerns surrounding children’s participation in collection development

Aggleton, Jen (2018). Where are the children in children’s collections? An exploration of ethical principles and practical concerns surrounding children’s participation in collection development. New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship, 24(1) pp. 1–17.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/13614541.2018.1429122
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Abstract

This article takes a theoretical approach to children’s involvement in the development of children’s collections. The article explores whether children have the right to be involved in the development of children’s collections and considers whether children’s literature is children’s culture. The article discusses practical considerations of representation and competence, and examines application of principles to children’s collections in different environments: school libraries, public libraries, academic libraries, and archives. The article recommends that where children are using children’s collections, they have a right to be involved in their development, and advocates further research into methods of engaging children with collection development.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1361-4541
Keywords: Collection development; children’s rights; children’s culture; children’s collections
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 62476
Depositing User: Jen Aggleton
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2019 11:04
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 20:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/62476
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