Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 4th edition

Feb 2018 | 464pp

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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 4th edition

Peggy Johnson

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition ‘must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management…the first place to go for reliable and informative advice.’ For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to:

  • traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policy making
  • cooperative collection development and management
  • licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics
  • important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data
  • marketing, liaison activities, and outreach.

Readership: As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer 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, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequalled.

List of Figures
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgments

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
Glossary
Index

Peggy Johnson, who contributed two chapters to this book, is also well known for her technical services expertise. She is the editor of the two professional journals in the field: Library Resources & Technical Services and Technicalities. She is also the author of Fundamentals of Collection Development (ALA Editions, 2003).

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