This book, first published in 1996, analyses the most important and relevant collection development and networking issues facing the library community today. It explores the relationship between electronic resources, resource sharing, and collection development from the perspectives of librarians, vendors, and network administrators. It also presents ideas for saving precious budgetary dollars and improving collections by utilizing resource-sharing technology to provide library users with access to information.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Sul H. Lee 2. Library Collections and Distance Information: New Models of Collection Development for the 21st Century Harold Billings 3. Library Collections at Century’s End: Lessons from American Express Genevieve S. Owens 4. Designing Serial Collections for the 21st Century Charles Hamaker 5. Will Electronic Information Finally Result in Real Resource Sharing? Frederick C. Lynden 6. Friends or Predators: Evaluating Academic Periodicals Price Histories as a Means of Making Subscription Decisions Anthony W. Ferguson and Kathleen Kehoe 7. Collecting, Sharing, and Networking: The Roles and Responsibilities of a National Library William J. Sittig 8. Emerging Patterns of Partnership in Collection Development: A Subscription Vendor’s Perspective Kit Kennedy 9. New Partners for Collection Development Rebecca T. Lenzini