Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

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American Library Association, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 554 pages
The ever-evolving field of collection development and management affects all parts of the library. Taking a contemporary approach, this comprehensive guide is organized to enable students, instructors, and practitioners to understand the basic and theoretical concepts of collection development and how they apply to libraries of all types. Expert librarian Peggy Johnson offers tips for organizing and staffing, conceiving policy and creating budgets, and developing, marketing, and evaluating collections. Individual case studies, activities for users to perform, and an appendix with a wide variety of selection aids offer help to the brand new librarian, first-time collection development librarian, or experienced librarian growing a new collection or replacing and updating a current collection.
 

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Contents

Introduction to Collection Development and Management
1
Organizational Models Staffing and Responsibilities
37
Planning Policy and Budgets
91
Developing Collections
135
Managing Collections
193
Marketing Liaison Activities and Outreach
251
Collection Analysis Evaluation and Assessment
297
Cooperative Collection Development and Management
345
Scholarly Communication
399
Professional Resources for Collection Development and Management
455
Selection Aids
465
Sample Collection Development Policy Statements
475
Glossary
499
Index
527
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Peggy Johnson is a frequent speaker and trainer on collection development and management. She has published several books, including ALA Editions’ Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials, and numerous journal articles. She edited the peer-reviewed journal Library Resources & Technical Services for more than nine years and continues to edit Technicalities: Information Forum for the Technical Services Professional. She teaches as an adjunct professor in the MLIS program at St. Catherine University. Prior to retiring from the University of Minnesota Libraries, she served as associate university librarian. A past president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, she received the ALCTS Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

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