6" x 9"
Year Published: 2011
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Chronicling the recent rapid changes in library collection development and management, editors Audrey Marshall and Maggie Fieldhouse present a topical collection, international in scope, which draws together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of contemporary collection development in all types of settings. The contributors explore how practitioners can take an active role influencing strategy in this new environment, draw on case studies that illustrate the key changes in context, and consider how collection development might evolve in the future. In the book’s four sections, the authors look at key themes such as:
- Historical background on the subject, with an overview of the literature
- Trends in library supply, including outsourcing and managing suppliers
- The open access movement, e-books, and other electronic resources
- Creating and maintaining electronic collections effectively, including engaging with users and developing commercial skills
This will appeal to all LIS professionals but is essential reading for library and information students and all practitioners involved in collection development and management in academic, school and public libraries. It’s also indispensable for those working in commercial and other special libraries.
About the Editors
Maggie Fieldhouse is a Lecturer at the Department of Information Studies at University College London. She is module tutor for the Collection Management and Management modules on the MA Library and Information Studies Program.
Audrey Marshall is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK, and course Leader for the MA in Information Studies.
"I would recommend this book to all those interested in collection development ... Its coverage is extensive and reflects a cross-section of the experience of librarians and information professionals."
--Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
"Recommended to practitioners from all libraries. It can also serve as recommended reading for undergraduate students considering the spectrum of topics covered, the ease of writing style, and the excellent lists of references."
--The Electronic Library
"Highly recommended for all professionals who wish to ensure that they develop their collections to preserve the past, serve the present and provide for the future."