Collection Management Basics

Collection Management Basics

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Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections-the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.

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  • Paperback | 343 pages
  • 175.26 x 246.38 x 22.86mm | 725.74g
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, black & white tables, maps, figures
  • 159884864X
  • 9781598848649
  • 532,881

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"The authors have attempted and succeeded in making the information as meaningful and current as possible. Because every aspect of collection management seems to have been adequately covered in this work, it is recommended as an up-to-date textbook for library and information science courses in both graduate and undergraduate programs as well as for training purposes within libraries." - ARBA

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About G. Edward Evans

G. Edward Evans is an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. As a researcher, he has published in both fields and held a Fulbright and National Science Foundation Fellowship. Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro is librarian for Journalism and Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University Libraries, University of Maryland, where she is responsible for collection management, reference, and instruction for these disciplines.

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Table of contents

Contents Illustrations Preface Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION Longevity of Libraries Is Reading Dying or Already Dead? Libraries' Societal Value Beyond Preserving Information Content vs. the Package Libraries' Bright Future Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Suggested Readings Chapter 2: FROM SELECTION TO COLLECTION MANAGEMENT Concepts and Terms Collection Management and Library Types Institutional Libraries Public Libraries School Libraries Standards and Guidelines Taking on Collection Management Responsibilities Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Suggested Readings Chapter 3: ASSESSING USER NEEDS Concepts and Terms Why Spend the Time and Effort on Service Community Studies? Practical Aspect Common Types of Data Collected Data Collecting and Analysis Techniques Key Informants-Gatekeepers Focus Groups and Community Forums Social Indicators Field Surveys Academic Libraries Public Libraries School Library Media Centers Special Libraries/Information Centers Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Selected Internet Resources Suggested Readings Chapter 4: SELECTING MATERIALS Selection Starting Point: The Collection Management Policy and Its Value Engaging in Selection Activities Institutional Setting and User Interests Resources to Consult What Is in the Collection, What Is Lacking Language Assessing Quality Reviews Other Quality Factors Cost Issues Variations in Selection by Library Type Academic Libraries-Community Colleges College Libraries University Libraries Public Libraries School Library Media Centers Special Libraries Closing Thoughts on Selection-Quality or Demand Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Suggested Readings Chapter 5: ACQUIRING MATERIALS Acquiring Collection Materials Acquisition Methods Selecting the Vendor What the Firm Stocks Vendor Technological Capabilities Speed of Delivery Financial Considerations Additional Vendor Services Customer Service Considerations Vendor Evaluation Retail Outlets Out-of-Print and Antiquarian Dealers Fiscal Management Estimating Costs Allocating Funds Financial Records Encumbering Stewardship Audits Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Selected Websites of Note Suggested Readings Chapter 6: ASSESSING COLLECTIONS AND THE LIBRARY Collection Assessment Methodologies Collection-Centered Methods List Checking Expert Opinion (Impressionistic Assessment) Comparative Use Statistics Using Collection Standards as an Assessment Method Use-Centered Methods Circulation Studies Customer Perceptions Use of ILL Statistics Bibliometric Studies Deselection-Weeding Deselection Variations Public Libraries School Library Media Centers Special Libraries Academic Libraries Barriers to Deselection Deselection Criteria Storage Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Suggested Readings Chapter 7: COOPERATION, COLLABORATION, AND CONSORTIA ISSUES Background Sharing Collection Items Shared Collection Building Sharing Collection Storage Reasons for Engaging in Joint Ventures Collaboration on the Personal Level Making Collaborative Projects Work Group Decision Making Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Suggested Readings Chapter 8: PRINT, MEDIA, AND RELATED ISSUES Producers of Library Collection Resources Types of Producers Serial Producers What Is a Serial? Serials Selection Issues and Models Identifying Serials Media Formats Media Issues Video Formats Other Image Formats Maps Audio Recordings Games Government Documents Information Acquiring Government Information Federal Depository Library Program Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Suggested Readings Chapter 9: E-RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES Differences Between Traditional and E-Resources Selection Issues Content Limitations Cost People Issues Technical Issues Assessment Options Cancellation or Loss of Service E-Formats E-Books E-Readers Google Books Project Alternatives to Google Books Project Serials Online Music/Audio Video Web Resources Institutional Repositories (IR) Managing Electronic Resources Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Suggested Readings Chapter 10: PRESERVATION ISSUES Libraries and Cultural Patrimony Preserving the Investment in the Collection Proper Handling Environmental Control Security Disaster Preparedness Digital Preservation Conservation Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Selected Internet Resources Suggested Readings Chapter 11: LEGAL ISSUES Gifts and the IRS Inventory Control Lending Rights and the First Sale Doctrine Copyright Laws and Libraries Libraries and the Law Fair Use and Copying Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) DMCA and Technology Issues Enforcement Contractual Compliance Disappearance of Material Digital Rights Management (DRM) Licenses and Contracts The Art of Negotiation Points to Keep in Mind Works Cited Suggested Readings Chapter 12: ACCESS, ETHICS, AND INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM Libraries, the First Amendment, and Intellectual Freedom Ethics, Personal Beliefs, Biases, and Collection Management Privacy Access-Filtering Bibliotherapy-Readers Advisory Activities Points to Keep in Mind A Closing Thought Works Cited Suggested Readings Index

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