Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries
|Imprint: Libraries Unlimited|
|Publication Date: 09/1992|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$52.00|| ||978-0-87287-925-6|
A Guide and Annotated Bibliography
Thomas E. Nisonger
Detailed annotations (100-150 words) on some 500 items focus on articles, books, and book chapters published from 1980 through 1991 and important classic items published prior to 1980. With both scholarly/theoretical and practical how-to perspectives, the book covers material concerning research, university, college, community college, and special libraries. Major chapters discuss an overview of the collection evaluation process, methods and methodology, use studies, availability studies, the RLG Conspectus, serials evaluation (including serials review case studies), citation analysis (including structure of disciplines), journal ranking, standards, and application of automation to the collection evaluation process. The book will be useful to academic library practitioners, students, teachers, and researchers in library and information science education.