Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections: An Introduction, Second Edition

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978-0-8389-1712-1
Published: 
2019
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ALA Neal-Schuman
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288
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A, C, I
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  • About the Author

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Packed with discussion questions, activities, suggested additional references, selected readings, and many other features that speak directly to students and library professionals, Gregory’s Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a comprehensive handbook that also shares myriad insightful ideas and approaches valuable to experienced practitioners. This new second edition brings an already stellar text fully up to date, presenting top-to-bottom coverage of

  • the impact of new technologies and developments on the discipline, including discussion of e-books, open access, globalization, self-publishing, and other trends;
  • needs assessment, policies, and selection sources and processes;
  • budgeting and fiscal management;
  • collection assessment and evaluation;
  • weeding, with special attention paid to electronic materials;
  • collaborative collection development and resource sharing;
  • marketing and outreach;
  • self-censorship as a component of intellectual freedom, professional ethics, and other legal issues;
  • diversity and ADA issues;
  • preservation; and
  • the future of the field.

Additional features include updated vendor lists, samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.

Examination copies are available for instructors who are interested in adopting this title for course use.

List of Illustrations
Preface  to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments

  • 1    The Impact of New Technologies on Collection Development and Management

Overview
E-Books and Libraries
Self-Publishing and Libraries
The Long Tail
Web 2.0 and Social Networking
The Information Commons, Open Access Serials, and Open Source Software
Globalization
Discussion Questions
References and Selected Readings

  • 2    Assessing User Needs and Marketing the Collection to Those Users

Overview
Who and What Will Be Studied?
Where Are Data Collected?
When Should the Data Be Collected?    
How Are the Data Interpreted?
Tips for a Good Study    
Marketing Your Collection
Summary
Activities
Discussion Questions
References
Selected Readings

  • 3    Collection Development Policies

Overview
Purpose of Collection Development Policies
Basic Elements of a Collection Development Policy
Activities
Discussion Questions
References
Selected Readings

  • 4    Selection Sources and Processes

Overview
Considerations in the Selection Process
Selection Criteria
Selection Teams
Selection Differences for Internet Resources
Tools for Acquiring and Selecting Materials
General-Review Sources Online
Other Selection Means
Open Access Movement
Activity
Discussion Questions
References
Selected Readings

  • 5    Acquisitions

Overview
Nature of Library Resources
Methods of Acquiring Materials
Sources of Library Materials
Gifts and Exchanges
A Word on Format
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
Selected Readings

  • 6    Budgeting and Fiscal Management

Overview
Accountability
Fiscal Year
Types of Budgets
Budget Scenarios
Setting Budget Priorities
Gathering Information for a Library Materials Budget Request
Consortium Purchases
Bookkeeping Terminology 101
Activity
References
Selected Readings

  • 7    Assessment and Evaluation of the Collection, Including Deselection (Weeding)

Overview
Evaluating or Assessing the Collection
Deselection or Weeding the Collection
Summary
Discussion Questions    
Activity
References
Selected Readings

  • 8    Cooperative Collection Development and Resource-Sharing

Overview
Library Consortia
Cooperative Collection Development Defined
Benefits and Challenges of Cooperative Collection Development
Consortial and Access Relationships
Interlibrary Loan
Summary
Case Study
Discussion Questions
References
Selected Readings

  • 9    Legal Issues in Collection Development

Overview
Copyright and Licensing
Digital Rights Management
Donations: Legal and Tax Issues
Diversity Issues
Americans with Disabilities Act Issues
Activities
Discussion Questions
References
Selected Readings

  • 10    Professional Ethics and Intellectual Freedom

Overview
Professional Ethics
Intellectual Freedom and Censorship
Self-Censorship
Summary
Discussion Questions
Activity
References
Selected Readings

  • 11    Preservation

Overview
Preservation of Books and Other Physical Objects
Preservation Microfilming
Disaster Plans
Preservation of Digital Objects
Is Digitized Information Preserved (or Preservable)?
Who Should Archive an Electronic Resource?
Who Should Be Concerned with Preservation Issues?
Summary
Activity
Discussion Questions
References
Selected Readings

  • 12    The Future of Collection Development and Management

Overview
Views on the Future of Collection Development
By Type of Library
Summary
Discussion Questions
References
Selected Readings

Bibliography
Appendix: List of Library Vendors: Publishers, Wholesalers, and Vendors
Index

Vicki L. Gregory

Vicki L. Gregory has a M.L.S and an MA in History from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in Communication, Information, and Library Studies from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is currently a professor in the School of Information at the University of South Florida where she currently teaches Collection Development, Digital Libraries and Library Administration. She was previously Head of Systems and Operations (which included collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, serials and computer technology) at Auburn University at Montgomery. She has written several books and numerous articles and conference presentations nationally and internationally. She has also served on the ALA RUSA Notable Books Council for several years.

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