Collection Management : A Concise Introduction
Much that has been previously published on collection management focuses on academic libraries, particularly those in North America. This book places greater emphasis on the experiences of smaller public and special libraries, and attempts to view its subject from the perspective of libraries in Australia and other countries geographically remote from North America and Western Europe. Dr John Kennedy has taught collection management at Charles Sturt University for over a decade and has produced several previous publications on the subject.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 169.93 x 244.09 x 10.41mm | 350g
- 15 Jun 2006
- ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Revised ed.
- black & white illustrations
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Table of contents
About the author
Note on the revised edition
Chapter 1: The changing collection management environment
What is collection management?
Collection development and collection management
Is collection management still needed?
Chapter 2: Formulating policy - the written collection development policy and alternative approaches
What is a collection development policy?
Why have a collection development policy?
Difficulties and drawbacks
What should a collection development policy contain?
A separate collection development policy for digital resources?
Creating the collection development policy
Alternatives to a collection development policy
Chapter 3: Selection of hardcopy and digital materials
What is selection?
Selection of different categories of materials
Aids to selection
Input from library staff and from users of the collection
Chapter 4: Acquisitions and licensing
Status of acquisitions
What does acquisitions work involve?
Before the order is placed
While the order is in progress
After the ordered item arrives
Skills and knowledge required in the acquisitions department
Knowledge of the book trade
Ability to evaluate library suppliers
Ability to negotiate licences
Ability to assess automated system requirements
Gifts and exchanges
The changing acquisitions environment
Chapter 5: Evaluating the hardcopy and digital collection
What is collection evaluation?
Why evaluate the collection?
Planning and conducting collection evaluation
Methods of collection evaluation
Evaluating digital collections
Chapter 6: Preservation and deselection
Preservation in libraries
The preservation challenge and print
Preservation of audiovisual materials
Preservation of digital materials
What is deselection?
Why resist deselection?
Criteria and methods for deselection
Serial cancellation exercises
Disposal of deselected material
Deselecting electronic materials
Chapter 7: Cooperation in collection management
Reasons for cooperating
Barriers to successful cooperation
The Distributed National Collection in Australia
Cooperative collection management and digital resources
Open access and institutional repositories
Chapter 8: The future of collection management
...provides a useful and comprehensive introduction to collection management, and should prove a worthwhile read for those beyond Australia too.... Overall this is a well-written and readable overview of collection management that will inform those new to the subject., Dr G. Matthews - Education for Information
About John Kennedy