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Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities.

Author: Linda S Katz; Sally J Kenney; Helen Kinsella
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities is a one-of-a-kind guide on the procedures, approaches, and principles needed to make sound decisions in acquiring materials in various areas of the humanities. It gives you an inside look at managerial concerns in documentary delivery, changing budgetary needs, and fluctuations in journal prices and helps you address many of the important questions in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Katz, Linda S.
Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda S Katz; Sally J Kenney; Helen Kinsella
ISBN: 9781317951575 1317951573
OCLC Number: 863822495
Notes: The Humanities.
Description: 1 online resource (358 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; References; The Electronic Environment; The Changing Role of Humanities Collection Development; Notes; Electronic Text Collection Development: A Primer; Introduction; Background; Evaluation; Licensing; Access and Ownership; Copyright; Cooperative Collection Development; Conclusion; References; Webliography: The Process of Building Internet Subject Access; Automated Information Retrieval; Bibliography; Decline of Bibliography; Webliography; Creating Subject Collections; Conclusion; References. Issues of Ownership, Access, and Document Delivery: Considerations for the HumanitiesIntroduction; Paradigm Shifts; Issues in Access and Ownership; Electronic Text Resources in the Humanities; Electronic Journals in the Humanities; Evaluation Criteria for Document Delivery Systems Performance; Management Issues Related to Access, Ownership, and Document Delivery; Conclusions; References; Disciplinarity and Format; A Contextual Approach to Collection Management in Religious Studies for North American Libraries; The Need for a Contextual Approach. Document-Driven and Use-Driven Approaches to CollectingThe Sympathies of a Contextual Approach; Foci in a Contextual Approach; Mechanical Selection and a Contextual Approach; Weeding and a Contextual Approach; Electronic Information and a Contextual Approach; Method and Art; Notes; Collection Issues Relative to Dance: A Bibliographer's Perspective; Introduction; Constituency; Collection; Selection; Monographs; Serials; Dance Selection Problems: The Need for Cooperative Selection; Dance Selection Problems: Notation; Dance Selection Problems: Dance Videos. Dance Selection Problems: Electronic ResourcesDance Selection Problems: Electronic Dance Links; Dance Selection Problems: Dance Librarians' Associations; Dance Librarians Discussion Group; Dance Heritage Coalition; The Society of Dance History Scholars; Dance Selection Problems: The Future; Notes; Life Has Its Ups and Downs: Price Changes in Core Humanities Journals, 1977-1997; Serials Inflation as an Issue in the Humanities; User Needs for Humanities Journals; Core Journals in the Humanities; Price Comparisons: Core vs. other Journals; Stability of Relative Price Differences Over Time. Other Factors: Type of PublisherOther Factors: Change in Number of Subscriptions; Other Factors: Internet Access; Conclusions: Patterns of Inflation in Individual Journal Titles; References; Cultural Genres; African American Humanities Literatures: A Brief History and Selected Bibliography; Background; Major Collections and Their Collectors; Poetry; Theater and Drama; Literature and the Performing Arts; Music; Film and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Religion; Literature for Children and Young Adults; Notes; Selecting Latin American and Latino Library Materials in the Humanities; Introduction.

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Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities is a one-of-a-kind guide on the procedures, approaches, and principles needed to make sound decisions in acquiring materials in various areas of the humanities. It gives you an inside look at managerial concerns in documentary delivery, changing budgetary needs, and fluctuations in journal prices and helps you address many of the important questions in acquisitions and collection development within both traditional and technological environments. As contributing author Dennis Dillon puts it, the ultimate goal of humanities libr.

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