Collection Management Basics
The well-established gold standard for teaching collection development, this text provides current and thorough coverage to all of the processes and issues surrounding managing library collections.
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
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