Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management (Chandos Information Professional) (Paperback)

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Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management (Chandos Information Professional) (Paperback)

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Library collection management is a vital part of any library's operations. Making a Collection Count takes a holistic look at library collection management, connecting collection management activities and departments, and instructs on how to gather and analyse data from each point in a collection's lifecycle. Relationships between collections and other library services are also explored. The result is a quality collection that is clean, current, and useful. The second edition includes expanded information on collection metrics, digital collections, and practical advice for managing collections effi ciently when time and resources are tight. It also includesmore real-life examples from practicing librarians in areas such as workflow analysis, collection budgets, and collection management techniques. Chapters cover the life cycle of a collection, understanding workfl ow and collecting metrics. Physical inventory, collection objectives and bookmarks, as well as collection organization, collection budgets and marketing collections are also discussed.
Holly Hibner is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, Michigan. She was the recipient of Michigan Library Association's 2007 Loleta D. Fyan Award. Her special interests are collection management, roving reference and technology instruction.

Mary Kelly is a Reference Librarian at the Salem-South Lyon District Library in South Lyon, Michigan. Her special areas of interest include technology instruction, collection management, and library statistics.
Product Details ISBN: 9781843347606
ISBN-10: 1843347601
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Publication Date: December 12th, 2013
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Chandos Information Professional