Browsing Science Research at the Federal Level in Canada

History, Research Activities and Publications

Author: Brian B. Wilks

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802088116

Category: Science

Page: 638

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Wilks provides a historical background, list of publications, and description of activities for most of the major science initiatives undertaken at the federal level. He surveys a wide range of government documents and monographic and serial science collections used by both faculty and students.

Patron-Driven Acquisitions

Current Successes and Future Directions

Author: Judith M. Nixon,Robert S. Freeman,Suzanne M. Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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For over a decade, some academic libraries have been purchasing, rather than borrowing, recently published books requested by their patrons through interlibrary loan. These books had one circulation guaranteed and so appealed to librarians who were concerned about the large percentage of books selected and purchased by librarians but never checked out by their patrons. Early assessments of the projects indicated that patrons selected quality books that in many cases were cross disciplinary and covered emerging areas of scholarly interest. However, now we have a significant database of the ILL purchase records to compare these titles with books selected through normal methods. The projects described in this book present a powerful argument for involving patrons in the book selection process. This book looks at patron-driven acquisitions for printed books at Purdue University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Illinois, as well as exploring new programs that allow patrons to select e-books or participate in other innovative ways in building the library collections. This book was published as a special issue of Collection Management.

Acquisitions, Budgets, and Material Costs

Issues and Approaches

Author: Sul H Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317951174

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 165

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In times of tight materials budgets, steeply rising prices, and rapidly expanding information formats, library professionals will appreciate the valuable insights into acquisitions processes and management of material costs that are offered in this practical new book. Respected librarians and vendor representatives contributed to this volume--the published proceedings of a recent conference held at the University of Oklahoma. These experts examine approval plans, including a new approach for the publisher-based plan; the impact of inflation, including the increasing costs of titles in selected subject disciplines, causes for the costs, and ramifications for libraries and suppliers; and the process of materials budgeting from the collection of data to the justification of the budget. With increasing demands on librarians to find better budget management strategies and to develop more effective material acquisition processes, an environment has evolved in which librarians and book vendors are forced to examine their methods of acquiring and supplying materials to libraries. Acquisitions, Budgets, and Material Costs: Issues and Approaches provides librarians with readily applicable solutions to today’s acquisition problems.


Author: Harvard University. Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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The Acquisition of Books by Chetham's Library, 1655-1700

Author: Matthew Yeo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004206655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

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Drawing on recent debates about the methods of book history, this book explores in detail the foundation and development of Chetham's Library, in Manchester, from its foundation in 1655 until the end of the seventeenth century.

Adapting to E-Books

Author: William Miller,Rita Pellen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990080

Category: Computers

Page: 290

View: 8305

Electronic books are now having a major impact on library collections. This book provides models for acquisitions policies and reports on several surveys of faculty and librarian attitudes toward e-books. It discusses issues in acquiring cataloguing and collection development regarding this important new library resource. Its subject matter deals with the different types of e-books, statistical data available for e-book usage, the development of e-book collections, learning environments, integrating e-books into local catalogues, acquisitions and usage monitoring of e-books. This book will be of interest to librarians across all educational sectors, library science scholars and e-book publishers. This book was published as a special issue of The Acquisitions Librarian.

Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities

Author: Linda S Katz,Sally J Kenney,Helen Kinsella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317951565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities is a one-of-a-kind guide on the procedures, approaches, and principles needed to make sound decisions in acquiring materials in various areas of the humanities. It gives you an inside look at managerial concerns in documentary delivery, changing budgetary needs, and fluctuations in journal prices and helps you address many of the important questions in acquisitions and collection development within both traditional and technological environments. As contributing author Dennis Dillon puts it, the ultimate goal of humanities librarians “is not to acquire information bytes and bits, but to promote integrity: integrity of texts, integrity of selection, the integrity of the collection, and the integrity of the library and its ultimate purpose.” This objective underlies this multifaceted and comprehensive collection of articles, as the authors address many interesting issues, developments, and challenges in the field, including: selecting candidates for digitization and producing e-texts collecting in areas that don’t have immediate utility or that may be unpopular what librarians need to know about the humanities as a discipline in order to effectively meet the informational and technological needs of their constituencies online discussion groups as useful sources of webliographic information cooperative collection building the importance of maintaining a high degree of local ownership for materials the principles, criteria, and tools needed to develop a Native American studies collection document-driven and use-driven approaches to collecting acquiring and preserving records that chronicle the role played by African Americans in the United States’development Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities can help professional librarians, graduate school faculty, and students in information and library science acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for building a broadly based and academically responsive collection. It will certainly help you keep up with changes in the information environment and show you how the tools you’ve developed for selecting traditional library materials will be useful as you grapple with electronic texts, “spider” search mechanisms on the Web, becoming a webliographer, and budget shortfalls.

Crash Course in Collection Development, 2nd Edition

Author: Wayne Disher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610698142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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This indispensable resource provides tools for collection management in public libraries, featuring essential strategies for inventory assessment, market analysis, budgeting, marketing, and customer service. This book is a must-have for those just entering the field or professionals in need of a refresher in effective library operations. • Provides a current and basic overview of collection development in the public library • Describes how to assess community needs and create a collection that meets those needs • Offers insightful guidelines for writing a collection development policy • Shows librarians how to identify non-users

The Decision-making Process for Library Collections

Case Studies in Four Types of Libraries

Author: Beatrice Kovacs

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313260421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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A considerable variety of information for libraries planning materials selection policies is relayed in reviews of the relevant literature and in case studies of typical special, public, academic, and school libraries. The case studies consider the location and size of each library as well as its budget, organizational chart, and materials selection procedure. In all, a good collection, well organized and easy to use. Actual collection develpment policies are appended, along with bibliography and index. Booklist As an outgrowth of the author's discovery that very little material exists discussing how to develop a library collection, this book seeks to identify how some experienced selectors think while deciding to buy, not buy, or discard materials from their collections. While subject areas or types of materials for which selectors are responsible may be vastly different, the author found that all selectors do collection development in the same way, and consider the same types of issues and problems in their decision-making process. The book, then, is designed to help librarians identify this process and understand the theoretical as well as practical aspects of building collections. Based on information gathered over a period of six years in research at academic, public, school, and special libraries, the book will be just as valuable to experienced practitioners of collection development as it will be to students and newcomers to the field. The first section discusses decision making and collection development, including general trends, theories and literature, and organizational administration. The second section provides case studies of four different types of libraries: public, school, academic, and special. Each type is represented by studies of four specific libraries, with a summary concluding each set of libraries. Finally, a third section draws conclusions based on the case studies, covering dynamic factors affecting the decision-making process as well as the process itself. The book concludes with a group of appendices, a bibliography, and an index. This important work will be an essential reference source for courses in library science and for working librarians in all types of institutions, as well as a valuable addition to college, university, and public libraries.

The Oldest Rule

A Primer on Student First Amendment Issues for Attorneys and School Officials

Author: Christopher B. Gilbert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503523500

Category: Law

Page: 564

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This book could save you $1 million! OK, maybe not – but some school districts have spent that much defending themselves (and not always successfully) in First Amendment lawsuits brought by students and their parents. First Amendment litigation is on the rise across the nation, and as any principal who has sat through a deposition in one of those cases can tell you, the raw emotions and zealous anger that fuels such disputes can become a massive distraction from your real job of running a school. The Oldest Rule is a comprehensive examination of the different First Amendment issues involving students that public school administrators and attorneys are increasingly facing on daily basis. We will look at such topics as school prayer, dress codes, student threats and cyberbullying, the distribution of literature, the use of public facilities by outside groups, the celebration of religious holidays, and the rise of esoteric religions and their impact in the public schools. Written by Chris Gilbert, an attorney with over twenty-one years’ experience advising and representing school districts – big and small, urban and rural -- this book combines discussions of the legal standards and key case decisions with practical advice and hypotheticals.

Collection Management

A Concise Introduction

Author: John Kennedy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780634145

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The rapidly increasing reliance on digital rather than print-based resources has not diminished the importance of library collection management, but it has required significant modification in the thinking and the practice of collection managers, who today usually have to consider their clients' need for both print-based and digital materials. This updated edition aims to provide a concise overview of the major elements of contemporary collection management of print and digital resources - including policy formulation, selection, acquisition, evaluation, preservation, deselection, and cooperative collecting - in a way which aims to be of interest to the student and to any other reader seeking an understanding of a particularly dynamic area of librarianship. Much that has been previously published on collection management focuses on academic libraries, particularly those in North America. This book places greater emphasis on the experiences of smaller public and special libraries, and attempts to view its subject from the perspective of libraries in Australia and other countries geographically remote from North America and Western Europe. Dr John Kennedy has taught collection management at Charles Sturt University for over a decade and has produced several previous publications on the subject.

Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions

Author: Thomas W. Leonhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678148X

Category: Computers

Page: 182

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Everything you need to know about adding e-resources to your library's services Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions steers librarians through the process of evaluating, choosing, and managing electronic resources as they expand their collection development policies to include electronic databases. This handy, how-to guide takes a practical approach to acquisitions, providing commonsense information on basic copyright laws, fair use guidelines and policies, offsite and in-house databases, virtual reference software, EDI, and vendors. The book's contributors draw on their own experiences, providing case studies and helpful evaluation checklists, worksheets, and templates. Electronic journals, full-text databases, and electronic books are altering the traditional purpose of the library as an “archive” for publications. Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions provides usable tips on the practical aspects of implementing electronic resources, helping librarians develop the potential of digital media as they work to provide their patrons with top quality access and services in a rapidly changing environment. Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions examines: * evaluating databases for acquisition, retention, and withdrawal * budgeting for electronic resources * measuring user satisfaction * online aggregated databases * licensing agreements * the TEACH (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization) Act * the Digital Millennium Copyright Act * e-mail tools * and much more! Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions is an invaluable aid to librarians working at all levels as they attempt to keep pace with their changing environment.

Anthropological Resources

A Guide to Archival, Library, and Museum Collections

Author: Lee S. Dutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134818866

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 518

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Library Acquisition of Music

Author: Robert Michael Fling

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810851245

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Provides advice for libraries on acquiring printed and recorded music; including information on preordering, the ordering process, secondhand and out of print materials, and more.

The Automation Inventory of Research Libraries, 1986

Author: Maxine K. Sitts

Publisher: Association of Research Libr


Category: Books

Page: 157

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Based on information and data from 113 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) members that were gathered and updated between March and August 1986, this publication was generated from a database developed by ARL to provide timely, comparable information about the extent and nature of automation within the ARL community. Trends in automation are traced in the areas of operating status, locally developed and amended vendor systems, system extent beyond the library, ownership status, public access, and amount of integration; and comparative responses from 1985 and 1986 are presented for the number and percentage of libraries reporting automation status and integrated status. In addition, this document includes: an introduction summarizing trends in automation and changes from the 1985 inventory; the survey letter, instruction and code sheet, and automated in-house systems listing; a listing of libraries and contact persons; listings sorted by function; complete listings of all functions in alphabetical order by library; and comments. (KM)

Weeding Library Collections

Library Weeding Methods

Author: Stanley J. Slote

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563085116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Without recommending any chemical bibliocides, helps librarians improve their collection by systematically weeding out volumes. Summarizes opinion, experience, and research on the matter, and also serves as a guide for librarians and a textbook for a librarianship course.

Dada in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art

Author: Anne Umland,Adrian Sudhalter

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870706684

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Dada: The Collections of The Museum of Modern Art is the first publication devoted exclusively to MoMAs unrivalled collection of Dada works. Beginning with a core group acquired on the occasion of the landmark Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism exhibition of 1936, enriched in 1953 by a bequest selected by Marcel Duchamp, and steadily augmented over the years, the Museums Dada collection presents the movement in its full international and interdisciplinary scope during its defining years, from 1916 through 1924. Catalyzed by the major Dada exhibition that appeared in Paris, Washington, D.C., and at The Museum of Modern Art in 20056, the book benefits from the latest scholarly thinking, not only as found in the exhibitions catalogues but also in the critical responses to them, as well as in an ambitious series of seminars organized around the show. Featuring generously illustrated essays that focus on a selection of the Museums most important Dada works, this publication highlights works in many media, including books, journals, assemblages, collages, drawings, films, paintings, photographs, photomontages, prints, readymades and reliefs. It also includes a comprehensive catalogue of the Museums Dada holdings, including those in the Museums Archives and Library. Edited by Anne Umland and Adrian Sudhalter, members of the Museums Department of Painting and Sculpture, this book inaugurates an ambitious new series of scholarly catalogues on the Museums collection.

Approval Plans in ARL Libraries

Author: Association of Research Libraries. University Library Management Studies Office

Publisher: Association of Research Libr


Category: Research libraries

Page: 109

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