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This latest edition continues to cover all phases of collection development—from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice), to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, censorship, and intellectual freedom. Each chapter has been extensively revised to reflect changing practices, policies, and technologies. To this end, some chapters—electronic materials, government information, audiovisual materials, and resource sharing—have been almost completely rewritten. In addition, ...

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Overview

This latest edition continues to cover all phases of collection development—from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice), to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, censorship, and intellectual freedom. Each chapter has been extensively revised to reflect changing practices, policies, and technologies. To this end, some chapters—electronic materials, government information, audiovisual materials, and resource sharing—have been almost completely rewritten. In addition, electronic serials, introduced in the fourth edition, has been combined with its print counterpart in a single chapter. New to this edition is a CD containing supplementary material; a companion website () will also be maintained to ensure URLs referenced throughout the text are kept up to date. As the authors put it in their introductory chapter, whatever environment one works in, collection development is an exciting challenge that requires lifelong learning. Students and practitioners alike will benefit greatly from this state-of-the-art text.

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Meet the Author

G. EDWARD EVANS is Associate Academic Vice President for Information Resources, von der Ahe Library, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

MARGARET ZARNOSKY SAPONARO is Manager of Staff Learning and Development, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park.

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Table of Contents

1 Information age - information society 1
2 Information needs assessment 20
3 Collection development policies 49
4 Selection process in practice 69
5 Producers of information materials 99
6 Serials - print and electronic 120
7 Other electronic materials 153
8 Government information 180
9 Audiovisual materials 202
10 Acquisitions 229
11 Distributors and vendors 248
12 Fiscal management 277
13 Deselection 295
14 Evaluation 314
15 Resource sharing 339
16 Protecting the collection 357
17 Legal issues 384
18 Censorship, intellectual freedom, and collection development 410
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  • Posted April 25, 2010

    Useful, but not exciting

    This book is handy for library students who are interested in collection development issues and methods. One of its strengths is in providing different points of view than librarians and library students are usually exposed to, including how publishers and vendors operate. It has a number of editorial problems, mostly grammatical, but it covers a lot of material without being too dense to read. It's not the most exciting textbook out there, but it gets the job done and is readable. The included cd contains both additional material and detailed sections from the previous edition that were cut from the text of this edition.
    Overall, it's a good reference source for anyone working on collection development.

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