Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age (Acquisitions Librarian Monographs) pdf epub fb2

Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age (Acquisitions Librarian Monographs) by Annabel Stephens epub fb2 djvu

Author: Annabel Stephens
Title: Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age (Acquisitions Librarian Monographs)
ISBN: 078900528X
ISBN13: 978-0789005281
Other Formats: azw txt mbr docx
Pages: 211 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (August 21, 1998)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1833 kb
Size FB2 version: 1492 kb
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences

Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age discusses the increasing amounts of information that are used in collection development. Case studies, interviews, and research are the basis for this book's suggestions to improve your collection methods without straining your library's budget. It will help you acquire the most useful materials while sharing information with collaborating libraries to offer patrons the latest and largest variety of resources. Discussing a topic that is scarcely addressed in collection literature, this book explores ways in which one informational medium—the Internet—impacts materials budgets, selection tools, and alternative sources of information during the selection process. Offering methods that apply to libraries of different sizes and financial capability, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age provides you with ideas and suggestions for the improvement of collection development methods, including: examining how libraries use information to plan and budget for collection development developing a budget method that takes several factors into consideration, such as population impact, property tax revenues, circulation, reference needs, and client needs centralizing selections in order to allocate additional staff time and to choose resources patrons want without sacrificing the utility of local collections building public library collections with the assistance of vendors and the five levels of vendor participation using the conspectus method to assess and organize the collections of small libraries for easier access researching three public libraries in the United Kingdom to determine how varying levels of automation affect patron resources and services To help you integrate the appropriate electronic resources into collection development policies and procedures, Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age discusses which formats, access methods, pricing schemes, and differences in scope will best meet your selection needs. Containing proven strategies that will target your collection priorities and criteria to evaluate the use and effectiveness of electronic resources, this book will help revise your collection development methods to satisfy the informational needs of patrons.

Related EPUB FB2 books to Public Library Collection Development in the Information Age (Acquisitions Librarian Monographs) by Annabel Stephens
Access, Resource Sharing and Collection Development
Access, Resource Sharing and Collection Development
Acquisitions Management and Collection Development in Libraries
Acquisitions Management and Collection Development in Libraries
Improving Telephone Information and Reference Service in Public Libraries
Improving Telephone Information and Reference Service in Public Libraries
Library Data Collection Handbook
Library Data Collection Handbook
Video Collection Development in Multi-type Libraries: A Handbook (The Green ...
Video Collection Development in Multi-type Libraries: A Handbook (The Green ...
Guide to Library User Needs Assessment for Integrated Information Resource: ...
Guide to Library User Needs Assessment for Integrated Information Resource: ...
Young Adults and Public Libraries: A Handbook of Materials and Services (Gr ...
Young Adults and Public Libraries: A Handbook of Materials and Services (Gr ...
Improved Access to Information: Portals, Content Selection, and Digital Inf ...
Improved Access to Information: Portals, Content Selection, and Digital Inf ...
Fiction Acquisition/Fiction Management: Education and Training
Fiction Acquisition/Fiction Management: Education and Training
New Automation Technology for Acquisitions and Collection Development (Acqu ...
New Automation Technology for Acquisitions and Collection Development (Acqu ...
Periodical Acquisitions and the Internet (Acquisitions Librarian Series)
Periodical Acquisitions and the Internet (Acquisitions Librarian Series)
Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections
Integrating Print and Digital Resources in Library Collections