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1st Edition

Practical Issues in Collection Development and Collection Access

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ISBN 9781560247333
Published June 1, 1995 by Routledge
193 Pages

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Book Description

Discover how fellow professionals view the evolving world of information selection, maintenance, access, and delivery. Practical Issues in Collection Development and Collection Access presents discussions on a wide range of topics in the field. Readers may not agree with all the opinions expressed by the authors, but will certainly share the same concerns. Readers will be stimulated by the ideas generated by the authors and the solutions proposed to some the many problems facing libraries and librarians today.

The book is of interest to librarians, vendors, and publishers. Chapters include surveys, studies, and first-hand accounts of “how we did it.” The contributing authors, from the United States, Canada, and abroad, address diverse topics which include:

  • confusion created by choices in document delivery
  • arguments for the speedy acquisition of both free and fee-based electronic serials
  • customer expectations and vendor performance
  • the practical consequences of the implementation of electronic data interchange (EDI), its benefits, and its current status of development internationally
  • suggestions to ensure the future of university presses
  • an examination of the work of the Copyright Clearance Center
  • acquisitions and the South African experience
  • the method used by a Swedish university library to deselect serials
  • the 10 Commandments for serials cancellations

    Additionally, the book discusses changes in relationships among librarians, vendors, publishers, and systems vendors; publishing and the electronic environment in Europe; electronic data processing and reference works in science; and development of a “corridor of adequacy” in library acquisitions.

    Professionals in library science, along with vendors and publishers, may feel overwhelmed by the recent myriad changes in the field. They can take a breath, catch up, and begin to prepare for the future by reading Practical Issues in Collection Development and Collection Access.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • A Charmed Brew: Document Delivery and Collection Development in the Fast Lane 
  • Changing Relationships in the Acquisition and Delivery of Library Materials: A Survey
  • The Case for Acquiring and Accessing Electronic Journals in Libraries
  • Negotiating for Electronic Journal Indexes
  • Vendor Evaluation
  • How Much Is Enough? Establishing a Corridor of Adequacy in Library Acquisitions
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): The Exchange of Ordering, Claiming, and Invoice Information From a Library Perspective
  • EDI: The Modern Way to Do Business Together
  • The Need for Library and University Press Collaboration 
  • Copyright: An Internship
  • Reference Works in Science: Revolutionary Evolution
  • The European Publishing Community and the European Electronic Environment
  •  Acquisitions and the South African Experience
  • Deselection of Serials: The Chalmers University of Technology Library Method 
  • Are the Methods Working? Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Reference Notes Included
  • Index

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