Collaborative Collection Development: A Practical Guide for Your Library

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American Library Association, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 211 pages
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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

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Collaborative Collection Development Past Present Future
No One Said It Would Be Easy Barriers and Benefits
Fundamentals The Principles of CCD
The State of the Art Varieties of CCD Practice
Prerequisites Resources Required to Initiate and Sustain CCD
Strategy Creating the Framework for an Effective CCD Partnership
Governance CCD Documentation and Legal Agreements
Investing in Success Economics of CCD
Outreach Promoting and Publicizing CCD
CCDs Impact Assessment and Evaluation
Cultivation Sustaining CCD in the Local Library

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Page 187 - Access, Ownership, and the Future of Collection Development." In Collection Management and Development: Issues in an Electronic Era. Proceedings of the Advanced Collection Management and Development Institute, Chicago, Illinois, March 26-28, 1993, edited by Peggy Johnson and Bonnie MacEwan, 92-109.
Page 198 - Prepared for the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, by the Library Research Center, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Page 197 - Diffuse Libraries: Emergent Roles for the Research Library in the Digital Age (Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, August 2002), pp.
Page 191 - A Conceptual Framework for Organizing Resource Sharing and Shared Collection Development Programs.

About the author (2004)

John Haar, PhD, MLS, is associate university librarian and associate director of the Central Library at Vanderbilt University. He is a key participant in conceiving, planning, and implementing collaborative collection development with the Universities of Kentucky and Tennessee. He was chair of the Center for Research Libraries Group that created a map for international cooperative collection development projects. He is chair of the Collection Development and Management Section of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services.

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