Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

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By (author) Peggy Johnson

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In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Johnson thoroughly considers: * Traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking * Maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics * The effects of rapidly changing information delivery and access technologies, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists. 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. Readership: LIS students, library managers and librarians worldwide.

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 768g
  • 23 Mar 2014
  • Facet Publishing
  • London
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 185604937X
  • 9781856049375
  • 105,448

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Author Information

Peggy Johnson began her library career as a music cataloguer and has been a children's librarian in a public library, and serials cataloguer, 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.

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"... provides a comprehensive coverage of the topic...written in an accessible manner...I would recommend that anyone interested in the subject should read the book." -- Ariadne

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