Managing Information Resources in Libraries: Collection Management in Theory and Practice

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Library Association Publishing, 2001 - Computers - 272 pages
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This text offers a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of library collection management in the electronic age. It discusses topics such as: selection principles and resources; principles of acquisition; formulation of a collection development policy; methods of collection evaluation; preservation and weeding of library resources; budget management; and library co-operation and networking.

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Contents

Managing information resources in context
1
Collection management and collection development policies
16
Conspectus
37
Copyright

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Peter Clayton was born in the Deep South of London well below the Fortnum-Mason Line. By devious means, such as letting it all happen, he gradually took over several key programs, sometimes heavily disguised, and joined the ranks of the BBC's immovables, gracing the air with his wit and wisdom until his death in 1991.
Peter Gammond was born on the far North-West frontier in a Depression. After passing through Oxford, leaving a trail of half-finished poems and an old trombone, he ended up in Brixton where he and Peter Clayton collaborated on various musico-literary projects. Their joint efforts included: Fourteen Miles on a Clear Night (later retitled 22.53 Kilometres in a High Pressure Zone) and The Jazz Man's A-Z of Guinness.
John Lewis writes about music for "Time Out" and anyone else who will pay him. He lives in North London with his wife, his daughter, and his cat, all of whom dislike him playing Ornette Coleman LPs. He thinks that "Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus" is a really cool title for an album.

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