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Developing library and information center collections

Author: G Edward Evans; Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 2000.
Series: Library and information science text series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"Provides practical information on materials producers and distributors, community survey techniques, policies, materials selection, acquisition, weeding, collection protection, and evaluation in order to minimize the variables involved in the selection process. Also explores library cooperation, copyright, and censorship as they affect library collection development. As might be expected, the fourth edition is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Edward Evans; Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro
ISBN: 1563087065 9781563087066 1563088320 9781563088322
OCLC Number: 43287924
Description: xxvi, 595 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Information Age--Information Society --
Nature of Information --
Collection Development and the Community --
Collection Development and Institutional Environments --
Academic --
Public --
School --
Special --
Information Needs Assessment --
Elements of the Study --
Who Will Do the Study? --
What Will Be Studied? --
How and Where Is Data Collected? --
Key Informant --
Community Forum --
Social Indicators --
Field Surveys --
How Is Data to Be Interpreted? --
Community Participation --
Type of Library --
Public Libraries --
Academic Libraries --
Special Libraries/Information Centers --
Academic --
Public --
School --
Special --
Collection Development Policies --
What Are Collection Development Policies? --
Why Have a Collection Development Policy? --
Arguments Against Writing a Collection Development Policy --
Uses of a Collection Development Policy --
Elements of a Collection Development Policy --
Details of Subject Areas and Formats Collected --
Who Shall Select? --
How Shall They Select? --
Miscellaneous Issues --
Gifts --
Deselection and Discards --
Evaluation --
Complaints and Censorship --
Electronic Resources --
Getting the Policy Approved --
Selection Process in Practice --
What Happens in Selection --
Variations in Selection --
Academic Libraries --
Community or Junior Colleges --
College Libraries --
University Libraries --
Public Libraries --
School Library Media Centers --
Special Libraries and Information Centers --
Selection Aids --
Current Sources for In-Print Books --
Catalogs, Flyers, and Announcements.
Series Title: Library and information science text series.
Responsibility: G. Edward Evans with the assistance of Margaret R. Zarnosky.
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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.  Read more...

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