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Collection management basics


"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781598848649
  • ISBN: 159884864X
  • ISBN: 9781598848632
  • ISBN: 1598848631
  • Physical Description: xvi, 343 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: Sixth edition.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2012]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
From selection to collection management -- Assessing user needs -- Selecting materials -- Acquiring materials -- Assessing collections and the library -- Cooperation, collaboration, and consortia issues -- Print, media, and related issues -- E-resources and technology issues -- Preservation issues -- Legal issues -- Access, ethics, and intellectual freedom.
Introduction : Longevity of libraries ; Is reading dying or already dead? ; LIbraries' societal value beyond preserving information ; Content vs. the package ; Libraries' bright future -- From selection to collection management : Concepts and terms ; Collection management and library types ; Standards and guidelines ; Taking on collection management responsibilities -- Assessing user needs ; Concepts and terms ; Why spend the time and effort on service community studies? ; Data collecting and analysis techniques -- Selecting materials : Selection starting point: the collection management policy and its value ; Engaging in selection activities ; Variations in selection by library types ; Closing thoughts on selection: quality or demand -- Acquiring materials ; Acquiring collection materials ; Selecting the vendor ; Vendor evaluation ; Retail outlets ; Out-of-print and antiquarian dealers ; Fiscal management -- Assessing collections and the library : Collection assessment methodologies ; Deselection: weeding -- 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 -- Print, media, related issues : Producers of library collection resources ; Types of producers ; Serial producers ; Media formats ; Government documents information -- E-resources and technology issues : Differences between traditional and e-resources ; Selection issues ; E-formats ; Managing electronic resources -- Preservation issues : Libraries and cultural patrimony -- Preserving the investment in the collection ; Digital preservation ; Conservation -- Legal issues : Gifts and the IRS ; Inventory control ; Lending rights and the first sale doctrine ; Copyright laws and libraries ; Licenses and contracts -- 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.
Subject: Collection development (Libraries)
Libraries > Special collections > Electronic information resources.
Collection development (Libraries)
Libraries > Special collections > Electronic information resources.

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