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"Disher, a seasoned practitioner and part-time instructor in San Jose State Universitys School of Library and Information Science, speaks primarily to public library staff with little, if any, experience in collection development….Chapters describe how a library might analyze its community as well as assess and evaluate its collection. Other chapters address collection development policies, statistics, budget, selection, acquisition, reviewing sources, the publishing industry, collection maintenance, mending and preserving, and promotion and marketing. The final chapter discusses complaints, challenges, and intellectual-freedom issues. There is no bibliography, but several helpful Web sites are mentioned in the text. Recommended for all public library collections."
"If you need a book that covers Collection Development 101, then consider Crash Course in Collection Development as a potential resource. . . . I recommend this book for a challenge exam in library collection development as well as for library technicians and paraprofessionals. It is also for those who wish to brush up their knowledge of public library selection processes, what works with collection development policies, and best practices in collection management."
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