Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: A Guide for Libraries, 2nd Ed.
Alabaster, Carol. Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: A Guide for Libraries, 2nd Ed. Chicago: ALA, 2010. 025.2187473 Alaba 2nd ed. ISBN 978-0838910405
In this practical handbook, newly updated for 2010, Carol Alabaster focuses on developing a collection with high-quality materials while saving time and money. She addresses key collection development questions, including
What criteria are used to identify a core title?
What is the process for making selections?
How is a collection maintained and improved?
How are core titles tracked in the library's acquisition and circulation systems?
Packed with selection resources and sample core lists in seven subject areas, this soup-to-nuts manual will be useful whether you are starting from scratch or revitalizing an existing collection.