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Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook
     

Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook

by Elizabeth Chamberlain Habich
 

The new edition of the guide to the complex options, techniques, and details needed to successfully carry out a library collection move.

• Provides 84 illustrations including sample forms, spreadsheets, "how-to" drawings illustrations, operations analysis charts, tables, and more

• Includes an updated annotated bibliography of over 230 articles, books

Overview

The new edition of the guide to the complex options, techniques, and details needed to successfully carry out a library collection move.

• Provides 84 illustrations including sample forms, spreadsheets, "how-to" drawings illustrations, operations analysis charts, tables, and more

• Includes an updated annotated bibliography of over 230 articles, books, and websites related to library moves and their planning

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Habich, an administrative services officer, wrote this book as a result of planning and managing a move for Northeastern University Libraries--a move that brought together a main library, three branches, and a storage facility. In the first section, she details planning for collection space in the new location, with exhaustive details on determining linear measurements of the collection as a whole and its nonhomogeneous parts. Information on planning for growth is also included. Habich considers the collection move from four angles: hiring a moving company (or two--one for materials, the other for furniture) with a consultant, hiring a moving company with staff supervisor, moving using staff only, and moving with staff and volunteers. No matter which of the four options are chosen, Habich outlines the step-by-step procedures for each move. She also discusses other topics such as moving costs, disruption of service, handling special collections, and pest management and cleaning of the collection (both being done before the move). Helpful charts on the average width of library materials and an annotated bibliography are included. Used in conjunction with Ruth Fraley's Library Space Planning (Neal-Schuman, 1990. 2d ed.), Habich's handbook is recommended for medium-sized and large libraries.--Marie Bruni, Huntington Memorial Lib., Oneonta, NY
Booknews
For those who need reassurance that libraries can be successfully moved, Habich (Administrative Services Officer, Northeastern U. Libraries) appends "146 moves reported in the English-language literature, 1929-1996" (e.g. as when patrons took three weeks to move 875 tons of material into temporary quarters for the library in Portland, OR in 1995). With four other contributors, she tackles planning for collection space, moving yourself or with a mover, dealing with pest management control issues, moving from disorganized conditions, and figuring the average widths of library materials. Includes a selected annotated bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591586708
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/23/2009
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Library Management Collection Series
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth C. Habich is administrative operations manager at the Northeastern University Libraries in Boston, MA.

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