Covering virtually every aspect of its subject, Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a soup-to-nuts guide perfect for students and beginning librarians, yet full of sage advice and new ideas for experienced practitioners.
"This is a keeper for students to consult during their first professional positions and a handy reference for any librarian new to collection development responsibilities."
Library Journal, September 2011
This landmark new text was overseen by a stellar editorial advisory board: Karen Brown (Dominican University), Kay Ann Cassell (Rutgers University), Alma Dawson (Lousiana State University), Ann O’Neill (Emporia State University), and Patricia Oyler (Simmons College). Vicki Gregory, Professor at the University of South Florida, takes a process approach to her subject, making the book easy to consult about a specific question or problem. Practical and to the point, here’s an authoritative guide to collection development and management that covers the entire gamut:
• Chapter 1: The Impact of New Technologies on Trends in Collection Development and Management
• Chapter 2: Needs Assessment in Collection Development
• Chapter 3: Collection Development Policies
• Chapter 4: Selection Sources and Processes
• Chapter 5: Acquisitions
• Chapter 6: Budgeting and Fiscal Management
• Chapter 7: Assessment and Evaluation of the Collection, including Deselection (Weeding)
• Chapter 8: Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing
• Chapter 9: Marketing the Collection and Outreach to the Community
• Chapter 10: Legal Issues in Collection Development
• Chapter 11: Diversity and ADA Issues
• Chapter 12: Gifts and Exchanges
• Chapter 13: Professional Ethics and Intellectual Freedom
• Chapter 14: Preservation
• Chapter 15: Future of Collection Development and Management
Each chapter includes discussion questions, activities, references, and selected readings. Special features include samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.