The collection program in schools: concepts, practices, and information sources

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Libraries Unlimited, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 269 pages
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This fourth edition of a best-selling development resource provides an updated overview of processes and procedures associated with developing, maintaining, and evaluating a collection at the building level. It offers principles, techniques, and common practices of collection development and management while weaving in new considerations. New topics include licensing online resources such as subscription databases, creating a collection development policy that meets curriculum standards, circulating and promoting the collection, using online selection and evaluation tools, providing remote access to school library collections, using virtual libraries to increase the collection, and writing policy and procedures manuals. This new edition provides an updated overview of the processes and procedures associated with developing, maintaining, and evaluating a collection at the building level. New topics include licensing online resources such as subscription databases, creating a collection development policy that meets curriculum standards, circulating and promoting the collection, using online selection and evaluation tools, providing remote access to school library collections, using virtual libraries to increase the collection, and writing policy and procedures manuals.

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Contents

2Collection Development
9
3Community Analysis and Needs Assessment
19
4The Media Center Program
25
Copyright

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Kay Bishop is Associate Professor and Director of the School Media Program, University at Buffalo.

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