Collection Management Basics, 6th Edition

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ABC-CLIO, May 4, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 343 pages
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The well-established gold standard for teaching collection development, this text provides current and thorough coverage to all of the processes and issues surrounding managing library collections.

This latest edition continues to cover all aspects of collection development and management, including subjects such as needs assessment, policies, selection process theory and practice, protection, legal issues, censorship, and intellectual freedom. The book represents a total restructuring of the previous work, and reflects changes brought on by new technology and the up-and-down economy. Students and practitioners alike will benefit greatly from this up-to-date and essential text.


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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

Now in its 6th edition, there isn't a better tome to orient oneself to collection development and management. This edition is nicely updated but maintains the concept of the collection being the heart ... Read full review



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G. Edward Evans is an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. As a researcher, he has published in both fields and held a Fulbright and National Science Foundation Fellowship.

Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro, MLS, is head of collection development, University of Maryland Libraries. She holds an MLS from the University of California, Los Angeles, with post-graduate work in the areas of personnel programs and public administration.

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