Cooperative Collection Development: Significant Trends and Issues, Issue 4; Issue 1998

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 97 pages
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Cooperative Collection Development: Significant Trends and Issues will heighten your understanding of several important issues, cooperative collection development and trust between institutions, utility of materials, reliability of partner institutions, and mechanisms for delivery. This unique book examines formal cooperative collection development programs as well as, nonformal agreements to expand your knowledge and help you discover the path to your libraries collection development future.

Through Cooperative Collection Development, you will gain valuable insight into the challenges that affect your collection management programs, including:
  • discovering the most effective mechanisms for establishing a cooperative collection agenda, including making the most economical use of your funds
  • learning to avoid the primary reason cooperative programs fail--inadequate delivery mechanisms
  • understanding the effects of the Internet on the expectations of your patrons and how interlibrary loans can help you meet those expectations
  • finding out why even the largest and best supported library can benefit by joining a consortia

    From Cooperative Collection Development, you will discover how your library's collection development future may lie in providing financial subsidies to fund large storehouses of digital records. Cooperative Collection Development is a dynamic process that requires your continuous attention as the needs, interests, and capabilities of participating libraries change. Cooperative Collection Development: Significant Trends and Issues addresses these issues to help you better prepare for the future and the dynamic needs of your patrons.

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