Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections

Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections : An Introduction

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Covering virtually every aspect of its subject, Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a soup-to-nuts guide perfect for students and beginning librarians, yet full of sage advice and new ideas for experienced practitioners. This landmark new text was overseen by a stellar editorial advisory board: Karen Brown (Dominican University), Kay Ann Cassell (Rutgers University), Alma Dawson (Lousiana State University), Ann O Neill (Emporia State University), and Patricia Oyler (Simmons College). Vicki Gregory, Professor at the University of South Florida, takes a process approach to her subject, making the book easy to consult about a specific question or problem. Practical and to the point, here's an authoritative guide to collection development and management that covers the entire gamut. Each chapter includes discussion questions, activities, references, and selected readings. Special features include samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1555706517
  • 9781555706517
  • 345,206

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Impact of New Technologies on Trends in Collection Development and Management
Chapter 2: Needs Assessment in Collection Development
Chapter 3: Collection Development Policies
Chapter 4: Selection Sources and Processes
Chapter 5: Acquisitions
Chapter 6: Budgeting and Fiscal Management
Chapter 7: Assessment and Evaluation of the Collection, including Deselection (Weeding)
Chapter 8: Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing
Chapter 9: Marketing the Collection and Outreach to the Community
Chapter 10: Legal Issues in Collection Development
Chapter 11: Diversity and ADA Issues
Chapter 12: Gifts and Exchanges
Chapter 13: Professional Ethics and Intellectual Freedom
Chapter 14: Preservation
Chapter 15: Future of Collection Development and Management.
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