Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fifth Edition

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LIS students and practitioners alike will find this top-to-bottom guide to collection development and management a must-have resource at every stage of their career.

A "remarkable achievement" (Technical Services Quarterly), this benchmark text serves as the perfect guide for beginners and a quick reference tool for seasoned professionals. For the new fifth edition, expert instructor and librarian Johnson is joined by technical services expert Weber. Complete with refreshed case studies exploring the issues and suggestions for further reading, each chapter provides in-depth coverage of one aspect of collection development and management. Readers will gain a thorough understanding of

  • traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, staffing, planning, and policymaking;
  • the continuing relevance and importance of the discipline in an increasingly digital environment;
  • Open Access, the Big Ten Open Books collection, and moving toward a digital library ownership model;
  • e-book lending, including purchasing models (PDA, DDA, EBA) and controlled digital lending;
  • collaborative collection development and management;
  • licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;
  • self-published books and their path into library collections;
  • collection analysis and weeding, including both print and e-resources;
  • timely issues such as the ways in which collecting practices have changed post-pandemic, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, diversity in library collections, and ensuring accessibility, all illustrated using updated examples and data; and
  • marketing, liaison activities, and outreach, through coverage expanded for this edition.

Imprint: ALA Editions

Published: Summer 2024

Pages: 480

Sku: 9798892555654

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