Collection Management Basics

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 343 pages
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The well-established gold standard in texts on collection development, "Collection Management Basics: Sixth Edition" provides a new edition to the last "Developing Library and Information Center Collections" book providing a completely fresh approach to the material.

This latest edition continues to cover all aspects of collection development and management, including subjects such as needs assessment, policies, selection process theory and practice, protection, legal issues, censorship, and intellectual freedom. The book represents a total restructuring of the previous work, and reflects changes brought on by new technology and the up-and-down economy. Students and practitioners alike will benefit greatly from this up-to-date and essential text.


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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

Now in its 6th edition, there isn't a better tome to orient oneself to collection development and management. This edition is nicely updated but maintains the concept of the collection being the heart ... Read full review


1 Introduction
2 From Selection to Collection Management
3 Assessing User Needs
4 Selecting Materials
5 Acquiring Materials
6 Assessing Collections and The Library
7 Cooperation Collaboration and Consortia Issues
8 Print Media and Related Issues
9 EResources and Technology Issues
10 Preservation Issues
11 Legal Issues
12 Access Ethics and Intellectual Freedom

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About the author (2012)

G. Edward Evans is an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. As a researcher, he has published in both fields and held a Fulbright and National Science Foundation Fellowship.

Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro is librarian for Journalism and Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University Libraries, University of Maryland, where she is responsible for collection management, reference, and instruction for these disciplines. She holds an MLS from the University of California, Los Angeles, with post-graduate work in the areas of personnel programs and public administration.