Crash Course in Collection Development

Crash Course in Collection Development

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This professional volume covers all aspects of collection development and management in the public library, from gathering statistics to design a collection that meets community needs, to selecting materials, managing vendor relations, understanding the publishing industry, and handling complaints. Author Wayne Disher provides public librariansa€”especially those without the benefit of academic traininga€”access to the tools to make them successful, and their collections beneficial to the public they serve. The second edition features two new chapters on digital curation and cooperative collection development. Additional updates include helpful information on infographics, more budgeting formulas, and a section on core collections, as well as content covering eBooks, electronic storage, and digital rights management. Chapters discuss subjects such as marketing the collection to patrons, book repair, and handling censorship issues when collections are challenged.If you find yourself ordering materials frequently that your vendor isnAŠt carrying, and for which you are not receiving the ... Sometimes, this may be your only option, since your vendor may not carry the material or it may be hard to locate ... In addition, many communities have large chain bookstores (such as Barnes aamp; Noble) and used booksellers, from whom you can purchase material for your library.

Title:Crash Course in Collection Development
Author:Wayne Disher
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-09-26


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