Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 4th edition

Mar 2018 | 464pp

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 4th edition

Peggy Johnson

For this new fourth edition, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson has revised and fully updated this textbook to provide a timely and valuable new resource for LIS students and professionals.  

Each chapter offers complete introductory coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, before including numerous suggestions for further reading and study. A range of practical case studies are included to illustrate and explore all of the issues discussed.

Content covered includes:

  • traditional management topics including organization of the collection, demonstrating value, staffing, and policymaking
  • cooperative collection development and management
  • licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics
  • changes in information delivery and access technologies and how they continue to reshape the discipline
  • the evolving needs and expectations of library users
  • new roles for subject specialists
  • marketing, liaison activities, and outreach.

This book will be useful as a comprehensive introduction and learning tool for LIS students, a timely update for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work.

List of Figures
Preface to the Fourth Edition

1    Introduction to Collection Development and Management

  • Components of Collection Development and Management
  • Historical Overview
  • Theories of Selection
  • Future of Collection Development and Management
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

2    Organizational Models, Staffing, and Responsibilities

  • Collection Management and Development Responsibilities
  • Assignment of Responsibilities
  • Skills and Competencies
  • Learning after School
  • Organizational Models
  • Ethical Issues
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

3    Planning, Policy, and Budgets

  • Planning in Libraries
  • Planning Models
  • Environmental Scanning
  • Why Undertake Formal Planning?
  • Collection Development Policy Statements
  • Writing the Collection Development Policy Statement
  • Budgeting and Finance
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

4    Developing Collections

  • Universe of Published Materials
  • The Selection Process
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

5    Vendor Relations, Negotiation, and Contracts

  • Overview
  • Vendor Relations
  • Negotiation
  • Contracts
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

6    Managing Collections

  • Weeding
  • Storage
  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Review and Cancellation of Continuing Resources
  • Collection Protection and Security
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

7    Marketing, Liaison Activities, and Outreach

  • Understanding Marketing
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Managing the Marketing Cycle
  • Liaison and Outreach Activities
  • Social Media
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

8    Collection Analysis, Accountability, and Demonstrating Value

  • Collection Analysis as a Management Tool
  • Historical Overview of Collection Analysis
  • Approaches to Collection Analysis
  • Electronic Resources and Collection Analysis
  • Methods of Collection-Based Analysis
  • Methods of Use- and User-Centered Analysis
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis, Social Return on Investment, and Balanced Scorecards
  • Conducting the Analysis and Preparing a Collection Analysis Report
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

9    Collaborative Collection Development and Management

  • Overview
  • Resource Sharing
  • Bibliographic Access
  • Coordinated or Collaborative Collection Building and Management
  • Infrastructures for Cooperative and Collaborative Collection Development and Management
  • Attributes of Successful Consortia
  • Challenges to Collaborative Collection Development and Management
  • Evaluating Collaborative and Cooperative Collection Development and Management
  • Notes
  • Suggested Readings

Appendix A    Professional Resources for Collection Development and Management
Appendix B    Selection Aids

Peggy Johnson has published several books, including ALA Editions’ Developing and Managing Electronic Collections: The Essentials, edited the peer-reviewed journal Library Resources & Technical Services for more than nine years and continues to edit Technicalities: Information Forum for the Technical Services Professional. She teaches as an adjunct professor in the MLIS program at St. Catherine University and received the ALCTS Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. 

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