This book, first published in 1993, is a key resource in beginning the task of re-thinking traditional methods of collection development and maintenance. The contributing authors to this volume provide thought-provoking chapters which touch on library, business, and societal issues as related to work as a library administrator. They advise on how to take a more economical approach to developing and maintaining a great collection - with a smaller budget.
1. Introduction Sul H. Lee 2. The Director's Role in the Acquisitions Dilemma Nancy L. Eaton 3. Is It Possible to Develop Libraries Without Resources? Leonard Schrift 4. Crisis and Opportunity: Re-evaluating Acquisitions Budgeting in an Age of Transition Ross Atkinson 5. Allocating Library Acquisitions Budgets in an Era of Declining or Static Funding Judy Webster 6. Justifying Collection Budgets: Indexing Materials Costs Gay N. Dannelly 7. Access vs. Ownership: What Is Most Cost Effective in the Sciences Anthony W. Fergusin and Kathleen Kehoe 8. Toward a Calculus of Collection Development Charles Hamaker 9. The Role of the Serials Vendor in the Collection Assessment and Evaluation Process Kathleen Born