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Distributed Collection Development on the Colorado Statewide Network

This article addresses the evolution of content development on the Access Colorado Library and Information Network (ACLIN). It traces the history of that evolution from ACLIN's initial role as a means of accessing library catalogs, to a grant-funded demonstration using the World Wide Web as a mechanism for publishing information, to the current collection development process that was recently tested through a pilot project. The focus is this latest process and what was learned from the pilot with regard to using a distributed approach to collection development on a statewide network.