Building Library Collections

Author by : Wallace John Bonk
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Publisher by : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
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Building Library Collections

Author by : Arthur Curley
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Publisher by : Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
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Description : A classic. Topics include resource-sharing networks, the importance of nonbook formats, the greater complexity of censorship challenges, and the expansion of the library's informational role.


Fundamentals Of Collection Development Management

Author by : Peggy Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Taking a fresh approach, this comprehensive guide outlines the step-by-step process of collection development and management. Expert librarian Peggy Johnson offers tips for organizing and staffing, conceiving policy and creating budgets, and developing, marketing and evaluating collections.


Collection Development Policies

Author by : Daniel C. Mack
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Get the tools you need to build a collection development policy that will help your library run efficiently—today and in the future! Considering the amount and variety of topics being published, effectively organizing and guiding a library in today's accelerated world is no easy task. Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collections is the contemporary librarians guide to building or revising a first-rate collection development policy. In this up-to-date book, experts in the field take you step-by-step through the publishing process from writing an initial draft to applying the official copy. Find out what did and did not work in their own practices and get the tools you'll need to tackle any obstacles you may encounter. Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection covers a variety of topics—including pricing policies and remote storage facilities—without leaving out the traditional concerns of space and funding. This valuable book also addresses the needs of specialized collections with information on acquisition policies for contemporary subjects collections and building subject specific policy statements. Experienced professionals examine the stability of the electronic resources market and explain how the impact of technical services is redefining the access, collection, and cataloging of libraries. Collection Development Policies also provides examples of collection policies currently in use. Read about: the subject specific policy statements of Schreyer Business Library and the women's studies collection at Pennsylvania State University Berkeley's Collection Development Policy (CDPS) and the factors hindering its revision the creation and revision of St. John's University's collection development policy Simmons College's Graduate School of Library and Information Science's term project and syllabus—and how it can be applied to functioning libraries the Association of Research Libraries' Web pages—and how they have been influenced by the electronic management revolution Collection Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection is a valuable resource for anyone selecting and acquiring library materials, maintaining a library collection, or building a collection development policy. The information in this book will help you organize your library collection in a manner that will be beneficial not only to you, but to your clients as well.


Building Library Collections

Author by : Hugh F. Cline
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington, Mass. : Lexington Books
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Library Collections Their Origin Selection And Development

Author by : Richard K. Gardner
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : McGraw-Hill
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Description : Types of library materials: how they are produced and marketed. Creating library materials. Distributing library materials. Types of publishers. Nonprint and other specialized materials. Finding out about library materials. Reviews and reviewing. Aids to retrospective collection development. Building collections. Selection: theory and principles. Selection procedures. Weeding and storage. Collection development policies. Collection evaluation and standards. Resource sharing. Censorship.


Weeding Library Collections

Author by : Stanley J. Slote
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : Without recommending any chemical bibliocides, helps librarians improve their collection by systematically weeding out volumes. Summarizes opinion, experience, and research on the matter, and also serves as a guide for librarians and a textbook for a librarianship course.


Building Library Collections On Aging

Author by : Mary Jo Brazil
Languange : en
Publisher by : Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Offers a comprehensive annotated bibliography for materials on aging as well as advice on defining selection criteria and obtaining materials


From A To Zine

Author by : Julie Bartel
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Libraries eager to serve the underserved teen-to-twenty-year-old market can make the library a cool place to hang out. All it takes are zines, according to the author, young adult librarian Julie Bartel. Zines and alternative press materials provide a unique bridge to appeal to disenfranchised youth, alienated by current collections. For librarians unfamiliar with the territory, or anxious to broaden their collection, veteran zinester Bartel establishes the context, history, and philosophy of zines, then ushers readers through an easy, do-it-yourself guide to creating a zine collection, including both print and electronic zines. While zines have their unique culture, they are also important within broader discussions of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights. Teen and young adult librarians, high school media specialists, and academic, reference, and adult services librarians will uncover answers to questions aboutthis new and growing literary genre: What is a zine and how does a library zine collection work? What are the pros and cons of having a zine collection in the library? When promoting zines, what appeals to patrons and non-library users alike? What is the best way to catalog and display? Where can libraries get zines and how much do they cost? Bartel shares these lessons and more from a major urban library zine collection, as well as a comprehensive directory of zine resources in this one-stop, one-of-a-kind guide.


The Decision Making Process For Library Collections

Author by : Beatrice Kovacs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : A considerable variety of information for libraries planning materials selection policies is relayed in reviews of the relevant literature and in case studies of typical special, public, academic, and school libraries. The case studies consider the location and size of each library as well as its budget, organizational chart, and materials selection procedure. In all, a good collection, well organized and easy to use. Actual collection develpment policies are appended, along with bibliography and index. Booklist As an outgrowth of the author's discovery that very little material exists discussing how to develop a library collection, this book seeks to identify how some experienced selectors think while deciding to buy, not buy, or discard materials from their collections. While subject areas or types of materials for which selectors are responsible may be vastly different, the author found that all selectors do collection development in the same way, and consider the same types of issues and problems in their decision-making process. The book, then, is designed to help librarians identify this process and understand the theoretical as well as practical aspects of building collections. Based on information gathered over a period of six years in research at academic, public, school, and special libraries, the book will be just as valuable to experienced practitioners of collection development as it will be to students and newcomers to the field. The first section discusses decision making and collection development, including general trends, theories and literature, and organizational administration. The second section provides case studies of four different types of libraries: public, school, academic, and special. Each type is represented by studies of four specific libraries, with a summary concluding each set of libraries. Finally, a third section draws conclusions based on the case studies, covering dynamic factors affecting the decision-making process as well as the process itself. The book concludes with a group of appendices, a bibliography, and an index. This important work will be an essential reference source for courses in library science and for working librarians in all types of institutions, as well as a valuable addition to college, university, and public libraries.


Building Electronic Library Collections

Author by : Diane Kaye Kovacs
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers
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Description : Offers advice on selecting and organizing electronic resources for a library's collections, contains annotated webliographies, and includes tables summarizing site accuracy, timeliness, and security issues.


Building Area Studies Collections

Author by : Dan C. Hazen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
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Description : These essays by noted Area Studies specialists at a number of US research libraries serve as a practical and theoretical guide to university and college administrators, library directors and heads of collection development, as well as selection practitioners who work to create foreign-language collections for research libraries. The volume constitutes a general introduction for new practitioners and even the most experienced Area Studies librarians will find useful practical advice for reviewing and refining their existing collecting practices. Coverage includes East Asia, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa, South Asia and the Romance language areas of Europe, as well as the German/Nordic/Netherlandic countries. Each essay presents the Area Studies topic in question from an historical perspective and provides background on its present status and anticipated future development. Special emphasis is placed on the techniques of both print and digital collecting and on the assessment methods by which collection strengths and future needs are determined. Guidelines for expenditures for both collections and collateral activities such as providing access and preservation are provided, and contributors also supply extensive documentation for the burgeoning array of online digital resources which have emerged in the past decade. The volume editors, Dan C. Hazen (Harvard) and James H. Spohrer (University of California, Berkeley), also provide a general introduction to the topic and a detailed summary of current cooperative activities in Area Studies collecting.


Security For Libraries

Author by : American Library Association
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chicago : American Library Association
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Description : Offers advice on the development of a plan for protecting a library's collection, building, users, and staff and discusses the legal aspects of library security.


Selecting Materials For Library Collections

Author by : Audrey Fenner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Strategies and tools to help you plan, build, and maintain your library collection! Selecting Materials for Library Collections takes you step-by-step through the process of planning, building, and maintaining a quality library collection. This up-to-date guide addresses the interests and concerns of academic and public libraries with expert advice on budgets, policies, and planning. The book examines print, non-print, and Internet selection resources, including the OCLC WorldCat Database and ACQNET-L. You'll find valuable information you can apply right away to help you keep any collection relevant and up-to-date! Selecting Materials for Library Collections provides the tools you need to keep your library collection current. Seasoned experts share their thoughts on how to analyze your users' expectations and then provide them with the materials they need. The contributors also examine the selection aids that they use in their own acquisitions work and then look at how to achieve a balanced collection that efficiently serves their clients' needs. Supplementary reading lists and extensive bibliographies provide you with additional resources. Selecting Materials for Library Collections presents the latest information on: using print, non-print, and Internet selection resources such as OCLC WorldCat database and ACQNET-L initial collection assessment and decision making collection tool evaluations acquiring international core titles the New Thought movement approval plans--set-up, maintenance, and evaluation the newest technology for media selection specialized library collections in music, art, business, economics, health, sports, leisure, and more


Building A Better Chinese Collection For The Library Of Congress

Author by : Chi Wang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : International librarianship: cooperation and collaboration (Scarecrow, 2001), by Frances Carroll and John Harvey, $115 cloth, 384 pages. LTD sales: 391 ($20,902 net) International and comparative studies in information and library science: a focus on the United States and Asian countries (Scarecrow, 2008), by Yan Quan Liu and Xiaojun Cheng, $80 paper, 396 pages. LTD sales: 156 ($7,414 net) International librarianship: a basic guide to global knowledge access (Scarecrow, 2007), by Robert Stueart, $55 paper, 260 pages. LTD sales: 400 ($13,293 net) George W. Bush and China: Policies, problems, and partnership. Wang, Chi. (Lexington, 2009). $45, cloth, 156 pages. LTD sales: 232 ($7,313 net)


Moving Library Collections

Author by : Elizabeth Chamberlain Habich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : A comprehensive guide for libraries of all sizes and types, leading the reader through critical steps in planning an effective move.


The Preservation And Protection Of Library Collections

Author by : Bogdan Zerek
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : Preservation involves a complex of activities including climate, air-quality, and surface control, as well as microbiological control, which is a key part of preserving and protecting library collections. The Preservation and Protection of Library Collections examines microbiological control for preservation of library and archival collections. A supporting tool for conservators, this title should be integrated into conservation and preservation policy. The book comprises nine sections that cover three aspects: microbiology, surveying, and the response required. Chapters in this title cover the nature of the library collections, physical and chemicals factors and their impact on microbiological issues, as well as biological factors and methods of microbiological control of the air and objects. Later chapters examine methods of object disinfection, disaster response, methods of microbiological control and evaluation of collections, and includes a vocabulary guide, appendices, literature information and references. Gives an overview of basic biological and environmental facts and their implications for library collections Informed by practical experience in the library situation Provides guidelines, requirements, procedures, workflow charts, regulations, and case studies


Collection Development In The Digital Age

Author by : Dominika Dechiel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The term "collection development" refers to the process of systematically building library collections to serve study, teaching, research, recreational, and other needs of library users. The process includes selection and deselection of current and retrospective materials, the planning of strategies for continuing acquisition, and evaluation of collections to determine how well they serve user needs. Overall, collection development encompasses many library operations ranging from the selection of individual titles for purchase to the withdrawal of expendable materials. An impressive number of publications on collection development have been produced within the last twenty years. The collection development policy is intended to provide guidance, within budgetary and space limitations, for the selection and evaluation of materials which anticipate and meet the needs of the Pasadena community. It directly relates the collection to the library's mission statement, and defines the scope and standards of the various collections. As the community changes, the library will need to reassess and adapt its collections to reflect new and differing areas of interest and concern. The collection development policy will be periodically evaluated and revised as necessary to provide guidance for implementing changes in the collection. Before entering into a discussion of the policy framework, it is important to recognize the issues currently affecting the collection development planning process. The special library is usually created for the specific purpose of providing accurate and current information for a particular set of patrons and, therefore, must contain materials considered to be of quality and be able to access them in sometimes demanding circumstances. Inaccurate information in a special library may cause destruction for the supporting institution. The second issue involves concern over the information explosion. The amount of research and number of researchers is increasing, and the amount of published material is increasing, thereby challenging libraries in their desire to provide access to this increased wealth of information. Meanwhile, libraries have also been trying to contend with the rising cost of the materials in conjunction with the decreasing space in their physical facilities. Additionally, the impact of technology has created problems in accessing information. This book entitled Collection Development in the Digital Age explores evolving roles and ideas in collection development in the digital age.


Guide To Review Of Library Collections

Author by : Dennis K. Lambert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : 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.