Guide to Review of Library Collections

Author: Dennis K. Lambert
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461658985
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New technologies are making information more fluid, but what does this mean for information providers? Without a doubt, it means that traditional roles are evolving and that the task of providing information demands greater expertise in exploiting new technologies and navigating their uncharted ebbs and flows of information.

Guide to Review of Library Collections

Author: Lenore Clark
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838933961
Format: PDF
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Designed to assist librarians and others who review materials in general collections for preservation, storage, or withdrawal, this guide is based on review and study of the literature, examination of a variety of existing policies, and comments and contributions from committee members, consultants asnd professionals colleagues. It is intended for those with responsibility for collection management, preservation and library administration.

Guide to Cooperative Collection Development

Author: Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Collection Management and Development Section. Subcommittee on Guide to Cooperative Collection Development
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838934449
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Guides those institutions exploring cooperative collection development through assessing their viability and identifying issues that need to be addressed while helping librarians and administrators to initiate the cooperative collection process and develop the principles, policies, and operating procedures that are essential to successfully maintaining a cooperative collection development program. A vital reference for veteran cooperative collection development administrators as well as for those library administrators wanting to make the most of the scarce collection development dollars and please their patrons at the same time.

Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians

Author: American Library Association. Subcommittee on Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838934630
Format: PDF, ePub
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Skillfully acquisitions and collection development plays a key role in creating exceptional libraries. These authoritative resources provide the guidance you need to build and maintain the comprehensive, high-quality collection your customers demand. Get expert advice on: a- selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs; b- participating effectively in the budget process; and c- evaluating your existing collections and vendors. Developed by ALA's Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, this blueprint for a collection-development training program can be easily adapted to meet the collection management goals and organizational structures found in libraries of all types and sizes. Outlines for training are given in these areas, among many others: collection and development policies; selection and review processes; weeding and deselection; and navigating electronic networks. The guide divides training into three skill levels, supplies a curriculum framework matched to collection duties, and identifies competencies achievable after training.

Guide to Writing Collection Development Policies for Music

Author: Amanda Maple
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810840065
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This guide, a supplement to the ALA's Guide for Written Collection Policy Statements, is meant to assist librarians, both music specialists and generalists, who are responsible for writing collection development policies for music collections in academic, conservatory, and public libraries. It includes a checklist for writing a collection development policy, an outline of elements with examples from actual collections, and an example of a complete collection development policy.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Author: Peggy Johnson
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909728
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Addresses the art of controlling and updating your library's collection. Discussions of the importance and logistics of electronic resources are integrated throughout the book.

Collection Development Policies and Procedures

Author: Elizabeth Futas
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0897747976
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This volume will help you acquire and manage a strong collection for your library, even when budgets are being cut. Topics covered include purchasing materials, formulating selection criteria, sharing materials with other institutions, and evaluating and preserving materials. This edition by the late Elizabeth Futas begins with the results of the author's survey of academic and public libraries. The author then explains how a sharply focused and clearly articulated collections development policy can assist libraries in providing the best possible service in the most cost-effective manner. These and other ideas, practices, and policies in this new edition will allow libraries to continue meeting the needs of their particular constituents, even in uncertain economic times.

Collection Development

Author: Maureen Pastine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317951050
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the prolific changes in the electronic environment, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the multiplying of electronic information resources, the different methods of access, and their combined impact on collection development? If so, Collection Development is the book to help you get a handle on what’s out there! In no time at all, you’ll be able to select and integrate electronic resources into collection development programs at even the most traditional of libraries! In the process, you will learn alternative approaches for dealing with electronic databases, on-line access, and fiscal planning for the integration of the new information technologies into collection development. Collection Development offers useful strategies for dealing with electronic resources in terms of selection and evaluation, collection development policies, organizational structure, and budgeting. You also acquire important information on: Internet information resources accessible through Gophers and World Wide Web sites access vs. ownership issues serving the remote user at an extended campus site the relationship of selection to acquisitions managing a CD-Rom collection development process planning issues of cooperation, collaboration, and change pricing and planning issues and their impact on library budgets negotiating site licenses Librarians in collection development, academic librarians, and personnel in technology/authomation development will find Collection Development an indispensable tool for grappling with the demands and pressures of screening and choosing the most suitable information resources from the dynamic, even saturated, world of technology. The book’s insights and practical methodologies will help you integrate new on-line and electronic information resources into your program with relative ease.

The American Public Library Handbook

Author: Guy A. Marco
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159158910X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This reference work documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles.

Guide to the evaluation of library collections

Author: Barbara Lockett
Publisher: Amer Library Assn
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Skillfully acquisitions and collection development plays a key role in creating exceptional libraries. These authoritative resources provide the guidance you need to build and maintain the comprehensive, high-quality collection your customers demand.Get expert advice on: -- Selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs-- Participating effectively in the budget process-- Evaluating your existing collections and vendors"Gives readers a statement of principles and methods for determining if their library's collection is fulfilling the stated mission of the library...a clear introduction to collection evaluation for the neophyte collection manager, while also providing a good review and reference for the experienced librarian". -- Canadian Library Journal