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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Second Edition
Peggy Johnson
Item Number: 978-0-8389-0972-0
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $72.00
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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Third Edition is now available.

424 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-0972-0
Year Published: 2009
AP Categories: A, C, E, G, I

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In this fully updated revision, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art in controlling and updating your library's collection. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development, including suggestions for further reading and a narrative case study exploring the issue. Johnson also integrates electronic resources throughout the book, covering topics on

  • Organization and staffing
  • Policymaking and budgeting
  • Purchasing and weeding

  • Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situates the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective, bringing this modern classic fully up to date.

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    Table of Contents

    List of Figures
    Preface to the Second Edition
    Preface to the First Edition

    1 Introduction to Collection Management and Development
    2 Organization and Staffing
    3 Policy, Planning, and Budgets
    4 Developing Collections
    5 Managing Collections
    6 Marketing, Liaison, and Outreach Activities
    7 Collection Analysis: Evaluation and Assessment
    8 Cooperative Collection Development and Management
    9 Scholarly Communication

    Appendix A Professional Resources for Collection Development and Management
    Appendix B Selection Aids
    Appendix C Sample Collection Development Policy Statements
    Appendix D Contracts and Licensing Terms

    About the Author

    Peggy Johnson began her library career as a music cataloger and has been a children's librarian in a public library, and serials cataloger, technical services head, and a senior collection development officer in academic libraries. In 2002, she served as interim university librarian at the University of Minnesota. Johnson has consulted on library development in Uganda, Rwanda, Morocco, and China. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on collection development and management and on change in libraries, two areas of particular interest. She edits the journal Technicalities: Information Forum for the Library Services Practitioner, has published numerous papers, and written and edited several books.

    “Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situates the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective.”

    "The volume can definitely be of use to a wide variety of librarians in almost any type of institution, and should be considered essential reading for the collection development professional."
    --Internet Reference Services Quarterly

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