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Collection Development

Author : Maureen Pastine
ISBN : 9781317951063
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

Collaborative Collection Development

Author : James Burgett
ISBN : 0838908810
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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They say two heads are better than one, and nowhere is this more evident than in the possibilities that grow out of libraries collaborating on collection development. To encourage these synergies requires systematic planning, selecting appropriate partners, and a long-term commitment from all parties. In this authoritative and practical guide, three leaders whose institutions have successfully collaborated for a decade share their expertise so others can incorporate their winning strategies. They explain the theoretical principles along with real-world strategies and results from their own experiences and from other consortial projects. For those libraries, both public and academic, interested in stretching limited budgets, Collaborative Collection Development provides the keys to. Expanding your collection; Improving user access; Sharing scarce resources; Overcoming barriers to partnering; Addressing economic issues; Creating a framework for success; Promoting and publicizing to attract new users; Building from these successful collaborations, librarians, directors, administrators, managers, deans, and team leaders will find practical planning models that include research, budgeti

Collection Development In The Digital Age

Author : Maggie Fieldhouse
ISBN : 9781856047463
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development. They explore how practitioners can take an active role influencing strategy in this new environment, draw on case studies that illustrate the key changes in context, and consider how collection development might evolve in the future. The collection is divided into four sections looking at the key themes: • The conceptual framework including a review of the literature • Trends in library supply such as outsourcing and managing suppliers • Trends in electronic resources including the open access movement and e-books • Making and keeping your collection effectively including engaging with the user-community and developing commercial skills. Readership: LIS students and all practitioners involved in collection development and management in academic, school, public, commercial and other special libraries.

Collection Management For The 21st Century

Author : G. E. Gorman
ISBN : 0313299536
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area.

Creating New Strategies For Cooperative Collection Development

Author : Milton T. Wolf
ISBN : 9781317951957
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Ensure the success of your library’s cooperative collection development plan! This solidly researched book brings a fresh perspective to the practical problems of library resource sharing. Creating New Strategies for Cooperative Collection Development offers shrewd advice and creative thinking on the political and administrative issues that often present obstacles. It will help you assess your library’s situation, identify new opportunities, and find powerful new ways to perform the essential tasks of archiving, preservation, and digitization. By making wise use of new technologies, local libraries can offer international resources and services unimaginable just a few decades ago. Creating New Strategies for Cooperative Collection Development shares the experiences of successful consortia all over the world, including the US, Eastern Europe, the UK, the nations of the Pacific Rim, and South Asia. It examines the costs and benefits of regional, national, and international cooperatives and debates the varying uses of centered and decentralized models of resource sharing. Creating New Strategies for Cooperative Collection Development offers practical advice for overcoming specific obstacles, including: lengthy approval processes fixation on volume count instead of quality faculty and commercial resistance to reforming scholarly communications publishing monopolies and rising prices Creating New Strategies for Cooperative Collection Development defines the issues that need to be addressed by the library community to foster the advancement of cooperative collection development and suggests a series of steps that can be taken to ensure its future success and continued growth. It is an essential guide to the world of resource sharing.

Forging The Future Of Special Collections

Author : Arnold Hirshon
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Once treated as exclusive spaces for valuable but hidden and under-utilized material, over the past few decades special collections departments have been transformed by increased digitization and educational outreach efforts into unique and highly visible major institutional assets. What libraries must now contemplate is how to continue this momentum by articulating and implementing a dynamic strategic vision for their special collections. Drawing on the expertise of a world-class array of librarians, university faculty, book dealers, collectors, and donors, this collected volume surveys the emerging requirements of today’s knowledge ecosystem and charts a course for the future of special collections. Expanding upon the proceedings of the National Colloquium on Special Collections organized by the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University in October 2014, this timely resource for special collections librarians, administrators, academics, and rare book dealers and collectors recounts the factors that governed the growth and use of special collections in the past;explores ways to build 21st-century special collections that are accessible globally, and how to provide the expertise and services necessary to support collection use;gives advice on developing and maintaining strong relationships between libraries and collectors, with special attention paid to the importance of donor relations;provides critical information on how libraries and their institutions’ faculty can best collaborate to ensure students and other researchers are aware of the resources available to them;showcases proactive, forward-thinking approaches to applying digital scholarship techniques to special collections materials;looks at how the changes in the way authors work—from analog to digital—increases the importance of archives in preserving the aspects of humanity that elevate us; and examines sustainable and scalable approaches to promoting the use of special collections in the digital age, including the roles of social media and crowdsourcing to bring collections directly to the user.More than simply a guide to collection management, this book details myriad ways to forge the future of special collections, ensuring that these scholarly treasures advance knowledge for years to come.

Academic Libraries In Greece

Author : Dean H Keller
ISBN : 9781317951124
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Become better informed about Greek academic librarianship at a time of great potential for changes and advances in academic libraries in Greece! Rapid changes are occurring in these libraries as more professionally and technically trained Greek librarians are available, contact with American, British, and European librarians is increased, and new technology becomes readily available. Academic Libraries in Greece provides complete information on such varied subjects as automation, collection development, departmental libraries, education for librarianship, interlibrary loan, and library management, pointing out past experiences, current activities, and future prospects. There is an historical overview of Greek academic libraries and some libraries are described in some detail. The contributors, who include Greek, American and British librarians or education specialists who have had an opportunity to work in or closely observe Greek academic libraries, provide a historical overview of the development of Greek academic libraries and detailed descriptions of some specific libraries. Academic Libraries in Greece address important issues in Greek academic librarianship such as: How did the modern Greek library develop and how does it operate? What are its specific automation needs and how can they be met? What is the current status of automation and what are the prospects for the future? How can new needs be met under the present system and what are the prospects for change? The history and current efforts of library training, and the value of foreign exchange programs and provides examples An in-depth analysis of a departmental library in Greece Librarians, education specialists, and students interested in international librarianship and education, and especially those who have an interest in the situation in Greece, will find invaluable first hand accounts of the views and understanding of professionals who have recently been on the scene. Library science faculty teaching library history, international librarianship, or how library theory and practice is applied in a foreign setting will be greatly interested in this insightful text.

Documentation Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015082969893
Genre : Information storage and retrieval systems
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Fundamentals Of Collection Development And Management

Author : Peggy Johnson
ISBN : 9780838911914
Genre : Education
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In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.

Collection Development Policies

Author : Linda S Katz
ISBN : 9781136796951
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

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