Monday, May 19, 2014

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Johnson, Peggy. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management. 3rd edition. ALA Editions, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1191-4

A comprehensive textbook on the subject of development and management of library collections, the author includes extensive bibliographies and case studies to illustrate the many dimensions to this topic. Issues covered include:
  • 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
Table of Contents
1 - Introduction to Collection Management and Development

2 - Organizational Models, Staffing, and Responsibilities

3 - Planning, Policy, and Budgets

4 - Developing Collections

5 - Managing Collections

6 - Marketing, Liaison Activities, and Outreach

7 - Collection Analysis: Evaluation and Assessment

8 - Cooperative Collection Development and Management

9 - Scholarly Communication
Appendix A
Professional Resources for Collection Development and Management
Appendix B 
Selection Aids
Appendix C 
Sample Collection Development Policy Statements