Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook (Hardback)
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Moving Library Collections: A Management Handbook (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 24/09/1998
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Moving a library is a mammoth task that requires precise, long-range planning. This book is a comprehensive guide to making that move a smooth one. Filled with practical advice culled from reports on more than a hundred moves, it addresses the needs of libraries planning to use a moving company or moving themselves. Habich gives the library move planner the analytical tools and knowledge of procedures nececessary for carrying out the move effectively and efficiently. In five informative sections Habich discusses: *how to assess the size of your library's current collections, project the space needed for collection growth, and develop a collection layout plan. *the pros and cons of using a moving company, staff, and volunteer resources, and concerns common to all moves. *how to select and work effectively with a moving company. *planning and managing operations for libraries moving without a moving company and covers move logistics, using classical operations management techniques, the planning calendar, and practical move management issues: recruiting workers, the pros and cons of various move methods, facilities issues, service, health and safety, and public relations issues. *special problems in contributed chapers on pest management and control and on cleaning collections, and a chapter on moving from disorganized conditions.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313293306
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm


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"Habich has done a fabulous job of getting her arms around one of the most difficult, overwhelming, and (potentially) fun major projects a library staff might face. She addresses everything a move manager should consider and some other issues, too....Habich's book is essentially reading for the staff of any academic library that might move into whole new quarters, an addition, or renovation in the foreseeable future. Those who follow Habich's planning and implementation guidelines will save time, stress, and money. I wish I had had this volume at my disposal several years ago. I strongly recommend it."-College and Research Libraries
"Any library faced with moving some or all of its collection should consult this volume."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"Medium or large libraries planning a collection move will undoubtedly benefit from Habich's handbook....Although the handbook seems targeted to medium and large libraries, even small institutions can benefit from many planning suggestions."-Library Talk
..."would be of great help to anyone involved with shifting a library's collection. Her work addresses a broad range of issues from how to manage the move internally, to hiring a company to do the work, and all the points between....Moving Library Collections is a welcome addition to an otherwise neglected field, and it should be required reading."-Collection Management
"If faced with moving a library, readers will find this work incredibly valuable. How to project collection growth, how to write a request for a proposal (RFP), how to select and work with a moving company, and how to recruit and train workers are important topics also included. Large or small, planning is the key to a successful move, and Habich has created the ultimate guide."-Journal of Academic Libraianship
?Any library faced with moving some or all of its collection should consult this volume.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?Medium or large libraries planning a collection move will undoubtedly benefit from Habich's handbook....Although the handbook seems targeted to medium and large libraries, even small institutions can benefit from many planning suggestions.?-Library Talk
?...would be of great help to anyone involved with shifting a library's collection. Her work addresses a broad range of issues from how to manage the move internally, to hiring a company to do the work, and all the points between....Moving Library Collections is a welcome addition to an otherwise neglected field, and it should be required reading.?-Collection Management
?If faced with moving a library, readers will find this work incredibly valuable. How to project collection growth, how to write a request for a proposal (RFP), how to select and work with a moving company, and how to recruit and train workers are important topics also included. Large or small, planning is the key to a successful move, and Habich has created the ultimate guide.?-Journal of Academic Libraianship
?Habich has done a fabulous job of getting her arms around one of the most difficult, overwhelming, and (potentially) fun major projects a library staff might face. She addresses everything a move manager should consider and some other issues, too....Habich's book is essentially reading for the staff of any academic library that might move into whole new quarters, an addition, or renovation in the foreseeable future. Those who follow Habich's planning and implementation guidelines will save time, stress, and money. I wish I had had this volume at my disposal several years ago. I strongly recommend it.?-College and Research Libraries
.,."would be of great help to anyone involved with shifting a library's collection. Her work addresses a broad range of issues from how to manage the move internally, to hiring a company to do the work, and all the points between....Moving Library Collections is a welcome addition to an otherwise neglected field, and it should be required reading."-Collection Management

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