Collection development and management practices, like most everything in the library world, are changing rapidly, and forthcoming new editions of our Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, by Peggy Johnson, and Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections, by Vicki Gregory, will fill different gaps created by this flux. FCDM, a longstanding ALA book now going into its fourth edition, is the most popular textbook in this area, known in particular for its excellence in the area of collection development for academic libraries. This book, on the other hand, came over from Neal-Schuman, and the proposed book would be its first revision. While not as popular in LIS programs as FCDM, it has sold extremely well. Although Vicki Gregory wrote it with the intention of making as much of the content as evergreen as possible, it could be that the current edition has reached a point, having been published in 211, that it is being dropped from programs for being out of date.This proposed revision will bring this book up to date on electronic materials and new practices. The author's revision plan to-date includes the following elements, but this is a draft plan, and I have given her a list of faculty who use her book to contact for more feedback:* thoroughly update the first chapter ("The Impact of New Technologies on Trends in Collection Development and Management"), removing many subjects and adding new technology and self-publishing;* add a long piece on self-censorship as a component of intellectual freedom;* add more and revised electronic sources for selection, with more emphasis on electronic sources;* add weeding of electronic materials to the weeding section;* update the Bibliography;* update the vendor lists; and* update the material on the CD (for use on a Web Extra), including new collection development plans with accompanying permissions.From the first edition:Covering virtually every aspect of its subject, Collection Development and Management for 21st Century Library Collections is a soup-to-nuts guide perfect for students and beginning librarians, yet full of sage advice and new ideas for experienced practitioners. This landmark new text was overseen by a stellar editorial advisory board: Karen Brown (Dominican University), Kay Ann Cassell (Rutgers University), Alma Dawson (Lousiana State University), Ann O’Neill (Emporia State University), and Patricia Oyler (Simmons College). Vicki Gregory, Professor at the University of South Florida, takes a process approach to her subject, making the book easy to consult about a specific question or problem. Practical and to the point, here’s an authoritative guide to collection development and management that covers the entire gamut:• Chapter 1: The Impact of New Technologies on Trends in Collection Development and Management• Chapter 2: Needs Assessment in Collection Development• Chapter 3: Collection Development Policies• Chapter 4: Selection Sources and Processes• Chapter 5: Acquisitions• Chapter 6: Budgeting and Fiscal Management• Chapter 7: Assessment and Evaluation of the Collection, including Deselection (Weeding)• Chapter 8: Cooperative Collection Development and Resource Sharing• Chapter 9: Marketing the Collection and Outreach to the Community• Chapter 1: Legal Issues in Collection Development• Chapter 11: Diversity and ADA Issues• Chapter 12: Gifts and Exchanges• Chapter 13: Professional Ethics and Intellectual Freedom• Chapter 14: Preservation• Chapter 15: Future of Collection Development and ManagementEach chapter includes discussion questions, activities, references, and selected readings. Special features include samples of a needs assessment report, a collection development policy, an approval plan, and an electronic materials license.
Manufacturer: ALA Neal-Schuman
Brand: ALA Neal-Schuman
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