Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: A Guide for Libraries [NOOK Book]

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In this practical handbook, newly updated for 2010, Carol Alabaster focuses on developing a collection with high-quality materials while saving time and money. She addresses key collection development questions, including

* What criteria are used to identify a core title?...
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Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: A Guide for Libraries

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Overview

In this practical handbook, newly updated for 2010, Carol Alabaster focuses on developing a collection with high-quality materials while saving time and money. She addresses key collection development questions, including

* What criteria are used to identify a core title?
* What is the process for making selections?
* How is a collection maintained and improved?
* How are core titles tracked in the library's acquisition and circulation systems?

Packed with selection resources and sample core lists in seven subject areas, this soup-to-nuts manual will be useful whether you are starting from scratch or revitalizing an existing collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838999370
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 570 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Alabaster is one of those “women who love books too much,” but an extremely fortunate one who has been able to indulge her passion full time as a librarian. She has more than thirty years’ experience working for public library systems in both New York City and Phoenix. During the thirteen years she was collection development coordinator for the Phoenix Public Library, she developed and implemented systemwide core collections. In addition to writing a weekly book review for the Arizona Republic for more than seven years, she was a National Book Award judge in 1982. She is retired from the Phoenix Public Library but continues to foster her love for books as a book club leader and a full-time reader.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

1 | The Philosophy of Adult Core Collections
2 | Developing a Core Collection Policy Statement
3 | Selecting a Core Collection
4 | Creating and Maintaining Core Collections
5 | Implementing the Core Collection
6 | Core Selection Resources and Works Cited
7 | Sample Core Lists with Selection Criteria and Sources

Index
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