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Co-published simultaneously in Journal of Library Administration (The Haworth Information Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc.) Vol. 31, No. 2, 2000, pp. 77-92: and Research Collections and Digital Information (ed: Sul H. Lee) The Haworth Informati0n Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc., 2000, pp. 77-92. Single or multiple copies of this article are available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service [1-800-342-9678, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (EST). E-mail address:]. Copyright 2000 by The Haworth Press, Inc. Used by permission.


In this article, we will describe a slightly different approach to building digital collections. The approach is that of building collections as a by-product of a service center rather than collection building being the primary purpose of the program activity. Specifically, we will discuss how an Electronic Text Center can enhance digital collection development in the humanities.