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Fundamentals of managing reference collections

Author: Carol A Singer
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2012 ©2012 de la editorial
Series: ALA fundamental series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. 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;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Estudios de caso
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol A Singer
ISBN: 9780838911532 0838911536
OCLC Number: 860392729
Description: xii, 167 páginas ; 23 cm
Contents: Reference collection fundamentals --
Reference collection development policies --
Staffing models for reference collection management --
Selecting reference materials --
Acquisitions, budgets, and licenses --
Collection maintenance --
Weeding the reference collection --
Reference collection development and consortia --
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Series Title: ALA fundamental series
Responsibility: Carol A. Singer.

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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. 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. Will help librarians make better reference decisions, aligned to customer needs and expectations, especially significant with today's limited budgets. [editor].

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