Collection Management for School Libraries

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Joy McGregor, Ken Dillon, James Henri
Scarecrow Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 372 pages
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This comprehensive treatment of essential issues in collection management describes how to plan, build, and manage physical and virtual collections that meet the curriculum needs of students and teachers. Topic Include: * The information landscape * Introduction to collection management * Analyzing the environment * Policies for collection management * Selection and acquisition * Maintaining collection viability A previous edition of this work, Providing More with Less: Collection Management for Australian School Libraries was published by the Center for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia, in 1998.
 

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Contents

The Information Landscape
1
Introduction to Collection Management
17
The Historical Context An Evolution Toward Knowledge Management
33
Knowledge Management The Human Dimension of Collection Management
71
Analyzing the Environment
89
Policies for Collection Management
109
Selection and Acquisition
135
Information and Communication Technologies Meet Collection Management
159
Collection Evaluation
245
Collection Program Funding Management
281
Issues in Collection Management
307
Appendix A
331
Appendix B
337
Bibliography
341
Index
357
List of Contributors
369

Collection Management Dilemmas in the Digital Age
207
Maintaining Collection Viability
225

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About the author (2003)

JAMES HENRI is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for IT in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.

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