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4th Edition

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

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ISBN 9781783302741
Published March 30, 2018 by Facet Publishing
464 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Collection Development and Management 

2. Organizational Models, Staffing, and Responsibilities

3. Planning, Policy, and Budgets  4. Developing Collections 

5. Vendor Relations, Negotiation, and Contracts 

6. Managing Collections 

7. Marketing, Liaison Activities, and Outreach 

8. Collection Analysis, Accountability, and Demonstrating Value 

9. Collaborative Collection Development and Management

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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.