Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

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By (author) Peggy Johnson

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  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 239mm x 23mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0838909728
  • ISBN 13: 9780838909720
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 259,834

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In this fully updated revision, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art in controlling and updating your library's collection. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development, including suggestions for further reading and a narrative case study exploring the issue. Johnson also integrates electronic resources throughout the topics of organization and staffing; policymaking and budgeting; and, purchasing and wedding.Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situates the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective, bringing this modern classic fully up to date.

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Peggy Johnson, began her library career as a music cataloger and has been a children's librarian in a public library, and serials cataloger, technical services head, and a senior collection development officer in academic libraries. In 2002, she served as interim university librarian at the University of Minnesota. Johnson has consulted on library development in Uganda, Rwanda, Morocco, and China. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on collection development and management and on change in libraries, two areas of particular interest. She edits the journal, Technicalities: Information Forum for the Library Services Practitioner, has published numerous papers, and written and edited several books.