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Acquisitions & collection development books

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Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Media Centers 2017 Edition, Volume 37 by Juneal M. Chenoweth Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Media Centers 2017 Edition, Volume 37

An essential resource for collection development specialists in small and medium-sized libraries, this guide identifies the highest quality, most affordable, and most appropriate new print and electronic reference materials.* Features more than 500 reviews chosen from American Reference Books Annual*...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Public Library Collections in the Balance Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth by Jennifer Downey Public Library Collections in the Balance Censorship, Inclusivity, and Truth

A fascinating and informative read for librarians, library staff, and MLIS students, this book offers practical information and professional guidelines to examine current issues in censorship and libraries while also enabling readers to consider their own opinions about intellectual freedom...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

Transdisciplinarity Revealed What Librarians Need to Know by Victoria Martin Transdisciplinarity Revealed What Librarians Need to Know

An invaluable book on the emergent field of transdisciplinarity that explains how it applies to library service and collections conceptually and identifies practical strategies for supporting transdisciplinary research conducted by faculty and students. * Tackles the hot topics of new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2017

A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Sound Recordings World Music by Music Library Association A Basic Music Library: Essential Scores and Sound Recordings World Music

Intended to offer suggestions for anyone, regardless of musical training or experience, who is seeking to develop music collections in libraries of all kinds, this essential reference work remains a benchmark of its kind. Prepared by the Music Library Association,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017

Collaborating for Impact Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships by Collaborating for Impact Special Collections and Liaison Librarian Partnerships

Special collections and liaison librarian partnerships can have a tremendous impact on the work within the library and the university community. Designed to guide the reader through three different themes-collection stewardship; projects, research, and exhibitions; and instruction-Collaborating for Impact: Special...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions by Laura (Head of Research and Emerging Technologies, Stony Brook University, NY, USA) Costello Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions
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Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions examines recent research in demand-driven acquisitions in an effort to develop an evaluation framework specific to demand-driven programs. The chapters in this volume focus on the criteria and methods that are used to evaluate the results of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2016

Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Media Centers by Shannon Graff Hysell Recommended Reference Books for Small and Medium-Sized Libraries and Media Centers

This resource helps collection development specialists in small and medium-sized libraries to quickly identify the best, most affordable, and most appropriate new reference materials in any field.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2016

Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions by Steven Carrico, Michelle Leonard, Erin Gallagher Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions
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Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions provides a practical methodology for setting up a usedriven acquisitions plan (UDA) to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Each chapter offers specific steps and check-lists libraries can...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/02/2016

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Developing Dynamic Intersections between Collection Development and Information Literacy Instruction by Amanda Scull Developing Dynamic Intersections between Collection Development and Information Literacy Instruction

Drawing upon original research and interviews as well as professional experience and a large body of literature, this book provides a foundation for instruction librarians and collection librarians to begin exploring the intersections of their work as well as practical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Developing Dynamic Intersections between Collection Development and Information Literacy Instruction by Amanda Scull Developing Dynamic Intersections between Collection Development and Information Literacy Instruction

Drawing upon original research and interviews as well as professional experience and a large body of literature, this book provides a foundation for instruction librarians and collection librarians to begin exploring the intersections of their work as well as practical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Libraries in Open Societies Proceedings of the Fifth International Slavic Librarians' Conference by Harold Leich Libraries in Open Societies Proceedings of the Fifth International Slavic Librarians' Conference

Learn how libraries have risen to the challenges created by the fall of Communism and the rise of information technology! How do librarians and researchers face war, social upheaval, and other challenges after the fall of Communism and the rise...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

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Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions by Steven Carrico, Michelle Leonard, Erin Gallagher Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions
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Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions provides a practical methodology for setting up a use-driven acquisitions plan (UDA) to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Each chapter offers specific steps and check-lists libraries can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2016

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries A Practical Guide for Librarians by Karen C. Kohn Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries A Practical Guide for Librarians

Collection Evaluation in Academic Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians equips academic collection managers to select and implement a method or several methods of evaluating their library collections.
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/12/2015

Crash Course in Weeding Library Collections by Francisca Goldsmith Crash Course in Weeding Library Collections

Weeding is a perennial challenge for librarians. This book will help you rise to the task by offering you basic instructions, including information on new formats and digital collections.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2015

Collection Care An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects by Brent Powell, Mervin Richard Collection Care An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects
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Collection Care: An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects provides a solid overview of basic collection care procedures and policies. The topics covered address the decision making criteria and risk assessment solutions involved in the best...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2015

Collection Care An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects by Brent Powell, Mervin Richard Collection Care An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects
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Collection Care: An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects provides a solid overview of basic collection care procedures and policies. The topics covered address the decision making criteria and risk assessment solutions involved in the best...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2015

Collecting for the Curriculum The Common Core and Beyond by Amy  Jo Catalano Collecting for the Curriculum The Common Core and Beyond

If you're a librarian charged with collecting curriculum materials and children's literature to support the Common Core State Standards, then this book-the only one that offers explicit advice on collection development in curriculum collections-is for you.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2015

Local History Reference Collections for Public Libraries by Kathy Marquis, Leslie Waggener Local History Reference Collections for Public Libraries
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Speaking from their own experiences, while also sharing examples and ideas from other libraries, the authors of this volume present a start-to-finish guidebook for creating a local history reference collection that your community will embrace and use regularly.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2015

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