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Title:
Developing library and information center collections
Author:
Evans, G. Edward, 1937-
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxvi, 595 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781563087066

9781563088322
Format :
Book

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This new work addresses the challenges of electronic publishing and puts issues of collection development into perspective, providing a broad understanding of the collection development process. The book covers all phases of collection development-from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice) to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, and censorship and intellectual freedom.

This work addresses the challenges of electronic publishing and puts issues of collection development into perspective, providing students and practitioners of library and information science with a broad understanding of the collection development process. The book covers all phases of collection development-from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice) to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, and censorship and intellectual freedom. Each chapter has been expanded and updated with new material and reading lists. In addition, a chapter that is new to this edition deals with e-serials; and two appendixes contain samples of policies related to electronic concerns. It is an excellent survey of the state of the art of collection development and a comprehensive text.


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Last revised in 1995, this comprehensive collection development textbook has been updated to "reflect the changing environment of collection management," particularly in the area of electronic resources. Because of the necessity of keeping the final book to a reasonable length, materials from earlier editions are now for the first time available on the Internet. In particular, what had been Chapter 4 ("Selection Process: Theory") and two appendixesÄ"Book and Electronic Collection Policies" and the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) "Statement of Current Perspective and Preferred Practices for the Selection and Purchase of Electronic Information"Äcan be found at lib.lmu.edu/dlc4 and www.lu.com.ÄWWW (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Information Age: Information Society
What Is a Book?
Libraries, Collections, and the Virtual World Concepts and Terms Collection
Development and the Community Collection
Development and Institutional Environments
Summary
Notes
Further Reading
Information Needs Assessment
Conceptual Background
Practical Aspects
Elements of the Study How and Where Is Data Collected?
How Is Data to Be Interpreted?
Type of Library
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Collection Development Policies
What Are Collection Development Policies?
Uses of a Collection Develpoment Policy
Elements of a Collection Development Policy
Getting the Policy Approved
Summary
Notes
Further Reading
Selection Process in Practice
What Happens in Selection Variations in Selection Public Libraries
Selection Aids
Summary
Notes
Further Reading
Producers of Information Materials
What Is Publishing?
How Publishing Works
Types of Publishers
Functional Areas of Publishing Producers''
Problems and Collection Development
Summary
Notes
Further Reading
Serials: Print and Electronic
What Is a Serial?
Selection of Serials
Special E-Serial Selection Issues
Selection Models
Identifying Serials
Acquisitions/Serial Vendors
Administration/Handling of Serials
Preserving the Investment
Deselection Issues and Concerns
Cooperation in Serials Work
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Site and Discussion Lists
Further Reading
Other Electronic Materials
Background and Needs
Assessment Issues in Electronic Collection
Building Types of Electronic Materials
Selection Issues
Collection Development and the Web
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Government Information
Background Handling
Government Information Resources
Types of Documents
The GPO and Sale of Government Publications
Public Access and the Federal Depository Library Program
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites and Discussion Lists
Further Reading
Audiovisual Materials
Why Audiovisual Collections?
Goals of Media Service
Media Formats
General Evaluation Criteria
Audio Recordings: Discs and Tapes Film and Video
Micrforms Still Pictures (Filmstrips, Slides, Photographs, and Other Graphic Material)
Previewing Additional Selection Aids
Ordering Media
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Acquisitions
Changing Environment of Acquisitions
Work Staffing Acquisitions
Processing Order
Placement and Receiving Gifts and Deposits
Future Developments
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites and Discussion Lists
Further Reading
Distributors and Vendors
Jobbers and Wholesalers Retail Outlets
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Fiscal Managment
Problems in Fiscal Management
Library Fund Accounting
Estimating Costs
Allocation of Monies
Encumbering Audits
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Deselection
What Is Deselection/Weeding?
Deselection by Type of Library
Reasons for Deselecting Barriers to Deselection
Deselection Criteria
Criteria for Deselection for Storage
Summary
Notes
Further Reading
Evaluation
Background Collection-Centered Methods
Use-Centered Methods
What Your ILS May Provide Electronic
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Resource Sharing
The Something-for-Nothing Syndrome
What Can Be Gained through Cooperation?
Resource Sharing Issues
What to Avoid When Establishing a Resource-Sharing Program
Shared Purchases
Local and International Projects
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Protecting the Collection
Preservation Conservation
Nonpaper Preservation Issues
Cooperation Insurance
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites and Discussion Lists
Further Reading
Legal Issues IRS
Regulations Copyright
Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Earlier Copyright Laws
The TEACH Act And Digital Rights Management Enforcement
Contractual Compliance
Licensing Agreements
Public Lending Right
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, and Collection Development
Background Examples of Censorship
What to Do Before and After the Censor Arrives
Filtering
Summary
Notes
Selected Web Sites
Further Reading
Index

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