Collection Development and Assessment in Health Sciences Libraries: Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship
Introduces and defines the documentation and decision making processes in collection development, explores organizational models for collection development in health sciences libraries, and describes the rationales and methodologies for assessing health sciences library collections. It also explores the relationship of collection development and assessment to other library functions and services, and addresses the budgeting process.This work is intended for librarians in all types of health sciences libraries, but the principles and topics covered will have application in science libraries as well. The volume will be useful in library school classes in medical librarianship or in collection development.
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The fourth volume in this highly regarded series, Collection Development and Assessment in Health Sciences Libraries is a work worthy of the series's name. Written by Richards, the late founder of the Collection Development Section of the Medical Library Association, and Eakin, current director of the Medical Sciences Library at Texas A&M University, this volume is intended to serve as both an authoritative handbook for practicing collection development librarians and as a textbook for students of health sciences librarianship. No comparable work covering the principles of collection development and assessment in health sciences libraries currently exists; yet, in a time of escalating journal costs, rapid changes in technology, and ever-decreasing budgets, the need for such a resource is evident. The experience and expertise of the authors are apparent; the book is full of useful advice and concrete examples of methods covering nearly every aspect of collection development. Highly recommended for collection development librarians, library administrators, and instructors of health sciences librarianship.--Michelle LaVoie, SUNY at Buffalo Health Sciences Lib.
Acquisitions in Health Sciences Libraries, Volume 5; Volume 1996
David H. Morse
Limited preview - 1996
The Context for Collection Development
Roles and Relationships in Collection Development
Education and Training for Collection Development
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