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

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Vicki L. Gregory

288 pages


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.

Sku: 9780838917121

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