Collection Management: A Concise Introduction (Topics in by John Kennedy

By John Kennedy

The quickly expanding reliance on electronic instead of print-based assets has no longer lowered the significance of library assortment administration, however it has required major amendment within the considering and the perform of assortment managers, who at the present time frequently need to think about their consumers' want for either print-based and electronic fabrics. This up to date variation goals to supply a concise evaluate of the key parts of latest assortment administration of print and electronic assets - together with coverage formula, choice, acquisition, evaluate, maintenance, deselection, and cooperative gathering - in a fashion which goals to be of curiosity to the coed and to the other reader looking an figuring out of a very dynamic region of librarianship.

Much that has been formerly released on assortment administration specializes in educational libraries, relatively these in North the USA. This booklet areas higher emphasis at the stories of smaller public and designated libraries, and makes an attempt to view its topic from the point of view of libraries in Australia and different nations geographically distant from North the USA and Western Europe. Dr John Kennedy has taught assortment administration at Charles Sturt collage for over a decade and has produced a number of prior guides at the topic.

Show description

Read Online or Download Collection Management: A Concise Introduction (Topics in Australasian Library and Information Studies) PDF

Best library management books

5-Star Programming and Services for Your 55+ Library Customers (Ala Programming Guides)

Each seven seconds, a toddler boomer turns 50. So. .. who makes up the fastest-growing section of power library clients? because the inhabitants ways fifty five and above, libraries are confronted with an untapped chance to serve a continuously underserved inhabitants. As she explains the bits and bobs of making plans, constructing, advertising, and investment profitable courses and companies to the graying inhabitants, longtime outreach and entry suggest Barbara friends demonstrates how libraries can reap the benefits of supplying top-notch courses and prone for older adults.

ITIL Service Transition (Best Management Practices)

Via concentrating on supply and keep watch over strategy actions, ITIL provider Operation describes how a hugely fascinating regular nation of handling prone will be accomplished on a day by day foundation. Key beneficial properties The up-to-date ITIL guides proportion the same commonplace constitution (including prevalent content material in Chapters 1, 2 and six) to enhance consistency and relief navigation.

Libraries and Librarianship in China

This ebook discusses the advance of library and data companies in China and the impact of the nation's political and social stipulations on that develpment. the writer in short reports the heritage of chinese language libraries and librarianship, then describes chinese language library prone within the first 1/2 the 20 th century.

Dynamic Optimization: Deterministic and Stochastic Models (Universitext)

This e-book explores discrete-time dynamic optimization and offers an in depth creation to either deterministic and stochastic versions. protecting issues of finite and endless horizon, in addition to Markov renewal courses, Bayesian keep watch over versions and partly observable tactics, the e-book makes a speciality of the suitable modelling of functions in numerous parts, together with operations examine, desktop technological know-how, arithmetic, statistics, engineering, economics and finance.

Additional info for Collection Management: A Concise Introduction (Topics in Australasian Library and Information Studies)

Sample text

The collection development policy is likely to indicate the clientele for whom the library considers it is managing its collection. In the case of a special library, this will almost certainly be primarily the members or employees of the organisation maintaining the library, and the library will probably seek to meet only their needs for information that relate directly to their membership of the organisation or their employment, leaving other recreational and informational needs to be met elsewhere.

Thus there will be statements about the library's collecting goals and the subject areas or kinds of materials on which it focuses, but there will also be listings of resources used to assist with selection of materials and of suppliers used in purchasing them, and details of workflow procedures in regard to selection, acquisitions, weeding, and so on. All these matters arc important, but many of them are mainly important to those employed in the library and of little real interest to those inside or outside the library needing an overview of its collecting policies.

It can be argued that service agreements and attempts to focus on parts of the total community or parts of the collection strengthen the case for having an overall collection development policy, rather than allowing libraries to dispense with one. Service to one section of the community must be viewed - by the library, if not by the clients - within the context of resources available to serve all sections of the community, and the individual service agreements and other attempts to serve sections of the user population must not be allowed to distort overall collecting in favour of the interests of certain groups.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.05 of 5 – based on 21 votes