Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: A Guide for Libraries, 2/e
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In this practical handbook, newly updated for 2010, Carol Alabaster focuses on developing a collection with high-quality materials while saving time and money. She addresses key collection development questions, including
- What criteria are used to identify a core title?
- What is the process for making selections?
- How is a collection maintained and improved?
- How are core titles tracked in the library's acquisition and circulation systems?
Packed with selection resources and sample core lists in seven subject areas, this soup-to-nuts manual will be useful whether you are starting from scratch or revitalizing an existing collection.
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