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Collection Management

Preparing Today's Bibliographies for Tomorrow's Libraries, 1st Edition

By Karen Rupp-Serrano


106 pages

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Written by experts in the field, Collection Development: Preparing Today's Bibliographers for Tomorrow's Libraries offers librarians proven and effective suggestions on how to solve and alleviate common problems in order to make your library more efficient and beneficial to patrons. Discussing concerns about cooperative collection development, locally available data, managing personnel at varying career stages, vendors, selecting the right mix of resources, and serials collection management, this valuable guide gives you insight into the future of collection development and keeps you up-to-date on important technological advancements. For both beginners and professionals, Collection Development addresses your vexing questions that librarians continually face to assist you in creating a cost-effective and resourceful library.

Table of Contents


  • Preface
  • Toward “The Perfection of Work”: Library Consortia in the Digital Age
  • Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery: Lessons to Be Learned
  • Raising the Bar: Book Vendors and the New Realities of Service
  • Content Management for the 21st Century: The Leaders' Role
  • “Uneasy Lies the Head”: Selecting Resources in a Consortial Setting
  • Local Information: Better Utilizing the Data at Hand
  • Serials Management: Adrift During a Sea Change?
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General