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

Author: Matthew Yeo

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004206655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

View: 2218

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.

Library Acquisition of Music

Author: Robert Michael Fling

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810851245

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 8851

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.

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

View: 9165

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.

Acquisitions Go Global

An Introduction to Library Collection Management in the 21st Century

Author: Jim Agee

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780631049

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

View: 8794

This book is a guide that leads the reader through many aspects of a library’s collection including the user, current holdings, selection, and acquisition of new materials. The reader is also led to consider budgets, and how books are made available in 21st century markets. Methods for assessing library vendors are described. Practical details are frequently included; concepts and theory are alluded to but are not a major emphasis of the text. A global scope creates an inclusive mood for readers in developed or developing nations. The final chapter speculates upon acquisitions librarianship in the 21st century, on influences of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and increased computerization. This is a fundamental book for the student or practicing librarian, a book that shares much about acquisitions but admits an uncertainty about the evolution of the profession. The author brings a global scope, and global examples to the text The text draws on more than a decade of authorial experience in acquisitions librarianship The author discusses potential acquisitions problems and solutions

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

View: 5346

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

View: 6943

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

View: 6660


Adapting to E-Books

Author: William Miller,Rita Pellen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990080

Category: Computers

Page: 296

View: 7880

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

View: 2556

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.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Acquisitions

Author: Katina P. Strauch,Bruce Strauch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560240075

Category: Law

Page: 146

View: 1545

Here is a timely new book on the pressing legal and ethical issues that are faced by librarians on a daily basis. Chapters written by librarians, lawyers, accountants, and business people discuss the concept of acquisitions as a business, address some of the ramifications of the climate in which practicing acquisitions librarians now find themselves, and examine some of the skills that will be required as the acquisitions librarian changes to meet the emerging demands. Legal and Ethical Issues in Acquisitions features: an overview of antitrust issues in publishing practical suggestions for communicating with publishers a discussion of the acquisitions librarian¿s role in dealing with charitable contributions a look at the issues involved in the purchase of new technologies information on the ethical and fiscal problems associated with the selection of appropriate materials for library collections a view of the business relationship between libraries and booksellers legal advice on the ramifications of a library allowing juveniles access to materials that are inappropriate for their age insider information on subscription vendor service charges and on getting the "best deal" a philosophical look at the problem of weeding books from a library¿s collection

Library Acquisition Policies and Procedures

Author: Elizabeth Futas

Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 579

View: 3490

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.

Crash Course in Collection Development, 2nd Edition

Author: Wayne Disher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610698142

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

View: 1723

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

Integrated Library Systems

Planning, Selecting, and Implementing

Author: Desiree Webber,Andrew Peters

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588979

Category: Computers

Page: 183

View: 5713

Shows how to select and implement a new integrated library system, whether you purchase and install the software yourself or hire an outside consultant for the project.

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

View: 354

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

View: 3988

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

View: 9499

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.

Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries

Author: Patra, Nihar K.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466647620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 417

As physical collections go digital, the organizational procedures, budgets, and usage patterns of libraries must evolve to meet this change by identifying the various issues that are essential in understanding the management of e-resources. Progressive Trends in Electronic Resource Management in Libraries provides relevant theoretical and practical details from an international perspective on the current e-resources landscape. Through a detailed discussion of the specific aspects of e-resources management, this book is a useful source for library science faculty and students, academic librarians, research scholars, and IT professionals aiming to improve their understanding of the theoretical details, history, selection, acquisition, fair use and management of e-resources.

Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions

Author: Thomas W. Leonhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678148X

Category: Computers

Page: 182

View: 8802

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.