Developing Public Library Collections, Policies, and Procedures: A How-to-do-it Manual for Small and Medium-sized Public Libraries
This manual offers help in the development of library collections in the form of logical step-by-step methodologies. The text includes planning and preparing for collection development, gathering and evaluating information and writing the collection development policy.
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The Library and Its Collections
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