Collection Management for the 21st Century: A Handbook for Librarians

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 339 pages
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Collection management has always been more difficult to define and more varied in organization and procedures than other library operations, such as acquisitions or automation. Current shifts in emphasis only make this more apparent. The electronic access to catalogs, databases, and full text materials, the increasing importance of the Internet, greater reliance on interlibrary loan and document delivery, and the changing world of scholarly communication all influence how library collections are acquired and managed. Faculty research and academic disciplines are not easily contained within clearly defined boundaries, acquisitions on-demand is on the increase, and document delivery has made patrons less dependent on local collections. These changes influence policies, but not in any clear or uniform manner, and sometimes against organizational constraints. If local collections are being emphasized less, and access and connectivity more, then selection, evaluation, and preservation are greatly affected. And while cooperative efforts may relieve a library from collecting exhaustively in all areas, needed materials must still be collected and stored somewhere. This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area and examines the likely value of these changes in the next century. Chapters are written by leading practitioners and academics from around the world, and the volume concludes with a bibliographical essay.

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Collection Development and Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century From Collection Management to Content Management
The Technological Contribution to Collection Management
The Internet and Collection Management in Academic Libraries Opportunities and Challenges
Collection Management and Integrated Library Systems
Selection of Materials in an Electronic Environment
Collection Development Policies and Electronic Information Resources
The Role of Selection in Collection Development Past Present and Future
Future Practices in Collection Evaluation
Organization and Budgeting for Collection Management
Staffing and Organization for Collection Development in a New Century
Budgeting for Information Resources Current Trends and Future Directions
Cooperative Collection Development and Management
The Axioms Barriers and Components of Cooperative Collection Development
Cooperation Is the Future of Collection Management and Development OhioLINK and CIC
Cooperative Collection Development Compelling Theory Inconsequential Results?
The Recent Literature

Collection Development and Performance Measurement
Integrating the Activities of Librarians and Paraprofessional Workers in Evaluating Academic Library Collections
Electronic Document Delivery and Resource Preservation
Electronic Document Delivery Services and Their Impact on Collection Management
The Preservation of Electronic Records What Shall We Do Next?
Selected Review of the Literature on Collection Development and Collection Management 19901995
About the Editors and Contributors

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Page xv - Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
Page ii - Irwin, editors Public Library Planning: Case Studies for Management Brett Sutton Video Acquisitions and Cataloging: A Handbook James C. Scholtz Introducing and Managing Academic Library Automation Projects John W. Head and Gerard B. McCabe, editors The National Electronic Library: A Guide to the Future for Library Managers Gary M. Pitkin, editor Strategic Management for Public Libraries A HANDBOOK Robert M.
Page 309 - 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, ed.

About the author (1997)

G.E. GORMAN is Director of the Centre for Information Studies at Charles Sturt University-Riverina.RUTH H. MILLER is Coordinator for Collection Development and Access in the Library at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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