Collection Development Policies and Procedures: Third Edition

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This volume will help you acquire and manage a strong collection for your library, even when budgets are being cut. Topics covered include purchasing materials, formulating selection criteria, sharing materials with other institutions, and evaluating and preserving materials. This edition by the late Elizabeth Futas begins with the results of the author's survey of academic and public libraries. The author then explains how a sharply focused and clearly articulated collections development policy can assist ...

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Overview

This volume will help you acquire and manage a strong collection for your library, even when budgets are being cut. Topics covered include purchasing materials, formulating selection criteria, sharing materials with other institutions, and evaluating and preserving materials. This edition by the late Elizabeth Futas begins with the results of the author's survey of academic and public libraries. The author then explains how a sharply focused and clearly articulated collections development policy can assist libraries in providing the best possible service in the most cost-effective manner. These and other ideas, practices, and policies in this new edition will allow libraries to continue meeting the needs of their particular constituents, even in uncertain economic times.

Incl. full library policy statements.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is the third edition of Futas's well-known Library Acquisition Policies and Procedures, though the title has been updated to reflect the broader terminology of collection development. Four complete collection development policy statements are reprinted, along with excerpts from 61 others, covering missions, goals, objectives, fund allocation, selection policy, selection responsibility, collection levels, selection criteria, approval plans, gifts, legal issues, intellectual freedom, consortia, collection maintenance, and subjects and formats of material. A survey by Futas of 5000 public and academic libraries netted 357 replies from which the excerpts were selected. Of special interest in this edition is material on selection criteria for electronic resources and online services. Futas was a professor and director of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island, with nearly three decades of library and teaching experience. (Sadly, she died suddenly last month while attending the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia). This would be a fine textbook for a collection development class, and it should also be studied by librarians actively engaged in collection development, particularly those who are revising or composing their policies.-Margaret Sylvia, St. Mary's Univ. Academic Lib., San Antonio
Booknews
Contains the results of a nationwide survey on how libraries manage budgets and funding, use selection aids, and create and review collection development policies. Discusses collection maintenance issues, selection criteria for electronic materials, and electronic networks and consortia. Includes excerpts from 65 academic and public library policies. For librarians and library science students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897747974
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/13/1994
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

The late ELIZABETH FUTAS, Ph.D., was a professor and director of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1 Introduction and Survey 1
Pt. 2 Full Library Policies 35
University of Wisconsin - Stout, Library Learning Center, Collection Development Policy 39
Western Kentucky University Libraries, Collection Development Statement 88
Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Collection Development Plan 1990-1995 128
Worcester Public Library, Collection Management Plan 156
Pt. 3 Partial Library Policies 177
Missions, Goals, and Objectives 184
Purpose 191
Community 194
Allocation of Funds 199
Selection Policy 204
Responsibility for Selection 207
Collection Levels 213
Selection Criteria 221
Approval Plans 234
Gifts and Memorials 236
Clientele 244
Legal Issues and Intellectual Freedom 247
Consortia 253
Collection Maintenance 257
Subjects 277
Formats 282
App. 1. Library Bill of Rights 319
App. 2. The Freedom to Read 320
App. 3. Intellectual Freedom Statement 325
App. 4. Freedom to View 328
App. 5. Challenged Materials 329
App. 6. Statement on Labeling 330
App. 7. Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records 332
Bibliography 333
Index 335
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