Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections

Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections

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Whether a library's reference collection is large or small, it needs constant attention. Singer's book offers information and insight on best practices for reference collection management, no matter the size, and shows why managing without a plan is a recipe for clutter and confusion. In this very practical guide, reference librarians will learn The importance of collection development policies, and how to effectively involve others in the decision-making process New insights into selecting reference materials, both print and electronic Strategies for collection maintenance, including the all-important issue of weeding This important new book will help librarians make better reference decisions, aligned to customer needs and expectations, especially significant with today's limited budgets.Many library users see online journal indices and full-text journal aggregators as similar tools. ... Databases of full-text nonfiction books might be fairly easily considered to be a part of the reference collection because, due to the availableanbsp;...

Title:Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections
Author:Carol A. Singer
Publisher:American Library Association - 2012-01


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