Collection Management Basics (Hardcover)
Libraries Unlimited, 9781598848632, 343pp.
Publication Date: May 4, 2012
The well-established gold standard for teaching collection development, this text provides current and thorough coverage to all of the processes and issues surrounding managing library collections.
This latest edition continues to cover all aspects of collection development and management, including subjects such as needs assessment, policies, selection process theory and practice, protection, legal issues, censorship, and intellectual freedom. The book represents a total restructuring of the previous work, and reflects changes brought on by new technology and the up-and-down economy. Students and practitioners alike will benefit greatly from this up-to-date and essential text.