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Collection Development Policies and Procedures, 3rd Edition

Collection Development Policies and Procedures, 3rd Edition (Hardback)

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This volume will help you acquire and manage a strong collection for your library, even when budgets are being cut. Topics covered include purchasing materials, formulating selection criteria, sharing materials with other institutions, and evaluating and preserving materials. This edition by the late Elizabeth Futas begins with the results of the author's survey of academic and public libraries. The author then explains how a sharply focused and clearly articulated collections development policy can assist libraries in providing the best possible service in the most cost-effective manner. These and other ideas, practices, and policies in this new edition will allow libraries to continue meeting the needs of their particular constituents, even in uncertain economic times.

Reference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesAcquisitions & collection development Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 13/12/1994 ISBN-13: 9780897747974  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The late Elizabeth Futas, PhD, was a professor and director of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston. Over the past 27 years, she had acquired a wide range of teaching and library experience, having served as reference librarian, cataloguer, and bibliographer at a variety of academic and public libraries, in addition to holding professor and lecturer positions at several universities. Dr. Futas also provided consulting services for collection evaluation and policy formation. A former editor of the ALA SRRT Newsletter, she was the author or editor of numerous publications, including the first and second editions of Collection Development Prices and Procedures formerly titled Library Acquisitions Policies and Procedures, also published by Oryx Press.

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