Collection Management Basics
|Imprint: Libraries Unlimited|
|Publication Date: 05/2012|
|Format|| ||Price|| ||ISBN-13|
|Hardcover|| ||$60.00|| ||978-1-59884-863-2|
G. Edward Evans and Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro
Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections—the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.
The heart of every library is its collection. This text explores the process of building and managing a modern library collection, providing solid footing in a time of great transformation.
The well-established gold standard in texts on collection development, Collection Management Basics: Sixth Edition provides a new edition to the last Developing Library and Information Center Collections book providing a completely fresh approach to the material.
This latest edition continues to cover all aspects of collection development and management, including subjects such as needs assessment, policies, selection process theory and practice, protection, legal issues, censorship, and intellectual freedom. The book represents a total restructuring of the previous work, and reflects changes brought on by new technology and the up-and-down economy. Students and practitioners alike will benefit greatly from this up-to-date and essential text.
• Created under the guidance of an advisory board consisting of members who represented academic, public, and school librarianship, and who have all taught librarianship courses during their careers
• Provides sidebars that recount experiences of the authors and the advisory board in collections management and provide real-life examples of the ideas in the text being applied
• Represents a must-have book for library school students and others new to collection management responsibilities
G. Edward Evans is an administrator, researcher, teacher, and writer. He holds several graduate degrees in anthropology and library and information science. As a researcher, he has published in both fields and held a Fulbright and National Science Foundation Fellowship. His teaching experience has also been in both fields in the United States and the Nordic countries, in particular the Graduate School of Librarianship and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Most of his administrative experience has been in private academic libraries at Harvard University and Loyola Marymount University. His published works include Libraries Unlimited's Introduction to Library Public Services and Introduction to Technical Services, as well as Academic Librarianship.
Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro is librarian for Journalism and Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University Libraries, University of Maryland, where she is responsible for collection management, reference and instruction for these disciplines. She holds an MLS from the University of California, Los Angeles, with post-graduate work in the areas of personnel programs and public administration. Saponaro's previous experience includes serving as librarian for the College of Human Resources at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and as adjunct faculty for the University of Virginia. Her research interests are in the areas of collection management, instruction, and emerging technologies in libraries.
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