Collection Development Policies and Procedures

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Elizabeth Futas
Oryx Press, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 349 pages
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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.

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This is the third edition of Futas's well-known Library Acquisition Policies and Procedures, though the title has been updated to reflect the broader terminology of collection development. Four ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
37
Western Kentucky University Libraries Collection Development
88
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Collection Development Plan 1990
128
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