ATG Book of the Week: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, 3rd edition

by | May 13, 2014 | 0 comments

collection develoment and management - www.alastore.ala.orgTitle: Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Third Edition
Softcover: ISBN:978-0-8389-1191-4, $75
Author: Peggy Johnson
Imprint: Chicago: ALA Editions, 2014

 

“In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to
  • Traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking
  • Maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics
  • The effects of rapidly changing information delivery and access technologies, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists
  • Marketing, liaison activities, and outreach
  • Scholarly communication

Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situates the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective, bringing this modern classic fully up to date.”

 

Reviews of the Second Edition

“Johnson offers a comprehensive tour of this essential discipline and situates the fundamental ideas of collection development and management in historical and theoretical perspective.”
–Adolescence

“The volume can definitely be of use to a wide variety of librarians in almost any type of institution, and should be considered essential reading for the collection development professional.”
–Internet Reference Services Quarterly

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