Developing Library and Information Center Collections / Edition 5

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Overview

This new work addresses the challenges of electronic publishing and puts issues of collection development into perspective, providing a broad understanding of the collection development process. The book covers all phases of collection development-from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice) to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, and censorship and intellectual freedom.

This work addresses the challenges of electronic publishing and puts issues of collection development into perspective, providing students and practitioners of library and information science with a broad understanding of the collection development process. The book covers all phases of collection development-from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice) to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, and censorship and intellectual freedom. Each chapter has been expanded and updated with new material and reading lists. In addition, a chapter that is new to this edition deals with e-serials; and two appendixes contain samples of policies related to electronic concerns. It is an excellent survey of the state of the art of collection development and a comprehensive text.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Evans and Saponaro's work has been the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries. It still is….So if you are a current student or want to get serious about updating what you learned long ago in library school, then this is certainly the core center of professional reading….Evans and Saponaro is recommended as a central work."

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Teacher Librarian

"[A] wonderful resource that every student should keep in their professional library and refer to as issues pop up during their career….[I] recommend it as a tool for library administration and librarians at all levels….Highly recommended as a text and as a reference for practicing librarians."

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Technical Services Quarterly

Library Journal
Last revised in 1995, this comprehensive collection development textbook has been updated to "reflect the changing environment of collection management," particularly in the area of electronic resources. Because of the necessity of keeping the final book to a reasonable length, materials from earlier editions are now for the first time available on the Internet. In particular, what had been Chapter 4 ("Selection Process: Theory") and two appendixes--"Book and Electronic Collection Policies" and the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) "Statement of Current Perspective and Preferred Practices for the Selection and Purchase of Electronic Information"--can be found at lib.lmu.edu/dlc4 and www.lu.com.--WWW Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Booknews
Provides students and practitioners of library and information science with a broad understanding of collection development and its importance in the library. Covers all phases of the collection development process, in a lively, conversational style, looking at areas such as filtering software, serials, and legal concerns. This edition incorporates more material on electronic resources. Chapters dropped from this edition can be accessed on a web site. Evans is university librarian at Loyola Marymount University. Zarnosky is associate director of the learning resource center at Northern Virginia Community College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591582199
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition with CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 610,830
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
1 Information Age - Information Society 1
2 Information Needs Assessment 31
3 Collection Development Policies 69
4 Selection Process in Practice 91
5 Producers of Information Materials 127
6 Print-Based Serials 154
7 Electronic Serials 180
8 Other Electronic Materials 207
9 Government Information 238
10 Audiovisual Materials 272
11 Acquisitions 313
12 Distributors and Vendors 336
13 Fiscal Management 377
14 Deselection 406
15 Evaluation 429
16 Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing 454
17 Protecting the Collection 488
18 Legal Issues 515
19 Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, and Collection Development 544
Epilogue: The Future of Collection Development 573
Index 577
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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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