Community, Collaboration, and Collections: The Writings of Ross Atkinson

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978-0-8389-8361-4
Published: 
2005
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ALCTS
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320
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8 14"
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Softcover
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  • About the Authors

Ross Atkinson is the Associate Librarian for Collections at Cornell University and a leading figure in the collection development movement. For more than two decades his essays and other writings have influenced and inspired a generation of librarians. This cumulation consists of a carefully chosen selection of twenty-five of Atkinson's most creative and stimulating works and is characteristic of the diversity and vision of his scholarship. A sensitively written introduction by Sarah Thomas, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell, evokes Atkinson's character and provides a rare and perceptive insight into his professional philosophy.

Acknowledgments
Ross Atkinson's Remarks
Introduction

Uses and Abuses of Cooperation in a Digital Age

Toward a Rationale for Future Event-Based Information Services

Contingency and Contradiction: The Place(s) of the Library at the Dawn of the New Millennium

A Rationale for the Redesign of Scholarly Information Exchange

Toward a Redefinition of Library Services

Managing Traditional Materials in an Online Environment: Some Definitions and Distinctions for a Future Collection Management

Library Functions, Scholarly Communication and the Foundations of the Digital Library: Laying Claim to the Control Zone

Humanities Scholarship and the Research Library

Access, Ownership and the Future of Collection Development

The Academic Library Collection in an On Line Environment

Crisis and Opportunity: Reevaluating Acquisitions
Budgeting in an Age of Transition

The Coming Contest

Networks, Hypertext, and Academic Information Services: Some Longer-Range Implications

Mass Deacidification in the Context of Access Time Reduction

In Defense of Relativism

The Acquisitions Librarian as Change Agent in the Transition to the Electronic Library

The Conditions of Collection Development

Text Mutability and Collection Administration

Preservation and Collection Development Toward a Political Synthesis

The Role of Abstraction in Bibliography and Collection Development

Old Forms, New Forms: The Challenge of Collection Development

Preparation for Privation: The Year's Work in Collection
Management, 1987

Selection for Preservation: A Materialistic Approach
The Language of the Levels: Reflections on the Communication of Collection Development Policy

The Citation as Intertext: Toward a Theory of the Selection Process

Robert Alan

Robert Alan and Bonnie MacEwan, with the assistance of a group of colleagues, had the challenging task of selecting the articles that best represent Ross Atkinson's philosophy and the corpus of his work. Alan is Head of Acquisitions Services at Penn State and MacEwan, formerly also at Penn State, is Dean of Libraries at Auburn University.

Bonnie MacEwan

Robert Alan and Bonnie MacEwan, with the assistance of a group of colleagues, had the challenging task of selecting the articles that best represent Ross Atkinson's philosophy and the corpus of his work. Alan is Head of Acquisitions Services at Penn State and MacEwan, formerly also at Penn State, is Dean of Libraries at Auburn University.

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