Get the tools you need to build a collection development policy
that will help your library run efficiently¬ today and in the
future! Considering the amount and variety of topics being
published, effectively organizing and guiding a library in today's
accelerated world is no easy task. Collection Development Policies:
New Directions for Changing Collections is the contemporary
librarians guide to building or revising a first-rate collection
development policy. In this up-to-date book, experts in the field
take you step-by-step through the publishing process from writing
an initial draft to applying the official copy. Find out what did
and did not work in their own practices and get the tools you'll
need to tackle any obstacles you may encounter. Collection
Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection covers
a variety of topics¬ including pricing policies and remote storage
facilities¬ without leaving out the traditional concerns of space
and funding. This valuable book also addresses the needs of
specialized collections with information on acquisition policies
for contemporary subjects collections and building subject specific
policy statements. Experienced professionals examine the stability
of the electronic resources market and explain how the impact of
technical services is redefining the access, collection, and
cataloging of libraries. Collection Development Policies also
provides examples of collection policies currently in use. Read
about: the subject specific policy statements of Schreyer Business
Library and the women's studies collection at Pennsylvania State
University Berkeley's Collection Development Policy (CDPS) and the
factors hindering its revision the creation and revision of St.
John's University's collection development policy Simmons College's
Graduate School of Library and Information Science's term project
and syllabus¬ and how it can be applied to functioning libraries
the Association of Research Libraries' Web pages¬ and how they have
been influenced by the electronic management revolution Collection
Development Policies: New Directions for Changing Collection is a
valuable resource for anyone selecting and acquiring library
materials, maintaining a library collection, or building a
collection development policy. The information in this book will
help you organize your library collection in a manner that will be
beneficial not only to you, but to your clients as well.
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Linda S. Katz
Mack Daniel C.
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