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ERIC Number: ED438816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 595
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56308-706-5
Developing Library and Information Center Collections. Fourth Edition. Library and Information Science Text Series.
Evans, G. Edward
This fourth edition of the standard work on library centers addresses the challenges of electronic publishing, and puts issues of collection development into perspective. It provides students and practitioners with a broad understanding of the collection development process. Each chapter has been expanded and updated. The chapters are: (1) Information Age--Information Society; (2) Information Needs Assessment; (3) Collection Development Policies; (4) Selection Process in Practice; (5) Producers of Information Materials; (6) Print-Based Serials; (7) Electronic Serials; (8) Other Electronic Materials; (9) Government Information; (10) Audiovisual Materials; (11) Acquisitions; (12) Distributors and Vendors; (13) Fiscal Management; (14) Deselection; (15) Evaluation; (16) Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing; (17) Protecting the Collection; (18) Legal Issues; and (19) Censorship, Intellectual Freedom, and Collection Development. An epilogue considers the future of collection development. Each chapter includes lists of further reading. Includes an index. (MES)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
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