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Collection Management for the 21st Century: A Handbook for Librarians (Hardback)
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Collection Management for the 21st Century: A Handbook for Librarians (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 28/01/1997
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Collection management is becoming increasingly complex due to electronic access to information, the growth of the Internet, greater reliance on document delivery and resource sharing, and changes in scholarly communication. This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area and examines the likely value of these changes in the next century. Chapters are written by leading practitioners and academics from around the world, and the volume concludes with a bibliographical essay. Collection management has always been more difficult to define and more varied in organization and procedures than other library operations, such as acquisitions or automation. Current shifts in emphasis only make this more apparent. The electronic access to catalogs, databases, and full text materials, the increasing importance of the Internet, greater reliance on interlibrary loan and document delivery, and the changing world of scholarly communication all influence how library collections are acquired and managed. Faculty research and academic disciplines are not easily contained within clearly defined boundaries, acquisitions on-demand is on the increase, and document delivery has made patrons less dependent on local collections. These changes influence policies, but not in any clear or uniform manner, and sometimes against organizational constraints. If local collections are being emphasized less, and access and connectivity more, then selection, evaluation, and preservation are greatly affected. And while cooperative efforts may relieve a library from collecting exhaustively in all areas, needed materials must still be collected and stored somewhere. This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area and examines the likely value of these changes in the next century. Chapters are written by leading practitioners and academics from around the world, and the volume concludes with a bibliographical essay.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313299537
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 653 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a useful book, which contains information that will be of value to all collection management practitioners..."-The Serials Librarian
..."[P]rovides a comprehensive overview of the development of collection management....[S]erves as a valuable staring point for introducing the multiplicity of important issues of the field."-Technical Services Quarterly
"[W]ritten by a well-known cadre of librarians, library administrators, and library science professionals, these essays are thorough, thoughtful, and well researched. A convenient resource for practicing librarians, this handbook has a wonderful potential as a textbook...Recommended for purchase...."-Library Journal
"Gorman and Miller have produced an excellent forum for discussion of the issues related to the future of collection development and management....If you are seeking answers to collection management problems to come, this is not the book for you. If you are seeking a clear statement of the questions to be faced and some discussion of potential solutions, this is it!"-Collection Management
..." P rovides a comprehensive overview of the development of collection management.... S erves as a valuable staring point for introducing the multiplicity of important issues of the field."-Technical Services Quarterly
" W ritten by a well-known cadre of librarians, library administrators, and library science professionals, these essays are thorough, thoughtful, and well researched. A convenient resource for practicing librarians, this handbook has a wonderful potential as a textbook...Recommended for purchase...."-Library Journal
?This is a useful book, which contains information that will be of value to all collection management practitioners...?-The Serials Librarian
?...[P]rovides a comprehensive overview of the development of collection management....[S]erves as a valuable staring point for introducing the multiplicity of important issues of the field.?-Technical Services Quarterly
?[W]ritten by a well-known cadre of librarians, library administrators, and library science professionals, these essays are thorough, thoughtful, and well researched. A convenient resource for practicing librarians, this handbook has a wonderful potential as a textbook...Recommended for purchase....?-Library Journal
?Gorman and Miller have produced an excellent forum for discussion of the issues related to the future of collection development and management....If you are seeking answers to collection management problems to come, this is not the book for you. If you are seeking a clear statement of the questions to be faced and some discussion of potential solutions, this is it!?-Collection Management
?This is a well-organized handbook that accomplishes the editors' intent to "serve as a benchmark for future thinking in collection management." Eighteen leading authors offer a full range of relevant topics....[W]ith the results a forward-looking, significant work that encompasses the major trends and challenges for the profession....Many texts in collection development focus on the basics and this worthy addition to the literature considers in depth collection management issues for the future....[H]ighly recommended and most useful for librarians in academic settings.?-Technicalities
.,."[P]rovides a comprehensive overview of the development of collection management....[S]erves as a valuable staring point for introducing the multiplicity of important issues of the field."-Technical Services Quarterly
"This is a well-organized handbook that accomplishes the editors' intent to "serve as a benchmark for future thinking in collection management." Eighteen leading authors offer a full range of relevant topics....[W]ith the results a forward-looking, significant work that encompasses the major trends and challenges for the profession....Many texts in collection development focus on the basics and this worthy addition to the literature considers in depth collection management issues for the future....[H]ighly recommended and most useful for librarians in academic settings."-Technicalities

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