Local Studies Collection Management / Edition 1

Local Studies Collection Management / Edition 1

by Michael Dewe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0566083655

ISBN-13: 9780566083655

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

A helpful and informative guide for librarians responsible for local studies collections covering the key issues in the twenty-first century. Each chapter is written by a different specialist, covering: resource providers; management of service provision; management of the collection and its materials (from books and pamphlets to microforms, CD-ROMs and websites);…  See more details below

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A helpful and informative guide for librarians responsible for local studies collections covering the key issues in the twenty-first century. Each chapter is written by a different specialist, covering: resource providers; management of service provision; management of the collection and its materials (from books and pamphlets to microforms, CD-ROMs and websites); information access and retrieval; marketing; dealing with enquiries. Introductory and concluding chapters consider the local collection within its library context, the wider cultural, social, political and economic setting, the international local studies perspective and the future for this specialism in the UK.

The guide is aimed principally at public librarians but will be of interest to academic, school and special librarians, library school students, archivists, those working with local history and related societies, and those in charge of private collections.

Author Biography: About the Editor: Michael Dewe, also editor of the previous two-volume Local Studies Collections guides published by Gower, has extensive experience at senior level in public libraries and latterly as university lecturer in the Department of Information and Library Studies at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780566083655
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
1Local studies and libraries1
2Resource providers25
3Management51
4Materials69
5Collection management87
6Information access and retrieval105
7Marketing135
8Enquiries153
9The international context and the future in the UK165
Index183

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