Fundamentals Of Collection Development And Management / Edition 1

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Overview

The ever-evolving field of collection development and management affects all parts of the library. Taking a fresh approach, this comprehensive guide outlines the step-by-step process of collection development and management. Expert librarian Peggy Johnson offers tips for organizing and staffing, conceiving policy and creating budgets, and developing, marketing, and evaluating collections. Drawing on the latest research, including ideas from business, management, organizational behavior, and sociology, you'll learn how to: allocate budgets determine what to buy based on usage and user needs market your collections integrate digital and traditional resources find partners for cooperative collection development Practical tools include forms and charts that adapt to any library and suggested references for selecting materials. Additional readings and case studies provide a reality check to apply practices and theories discussed. Combining history with theory, current thinking, and practical advice, this is a must-have resource for all library types as well as MLIS students, administrators, and librarians at every level of expertise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838908532
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures
1 Introduction to Collection Management and Development 1
2 Organization and Staffing 33
3 Policy, Planning, and Budgets 66
4 Developing Collections 103
5 Managing Collections 151
6 Marketing, Liaison, and Outreach Activities 192
7 Collection Analysis: Evaluation and Assessment 225
8 Cooperative Collection Development and Management 264
9 Scholarly Communication 304 Appendix A Professional Resources for Collection Development and Management 337 Appendix B Selection Aids 343 Appendix C Sample Collection Development Policy Statements 349 Appendix D Contracts and Licensing Terms 363 Glossary 367 Index 391
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