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Developing an outstanding core collection a guide for libraries
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Chicago : American Library Association, 2010.
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x, 191 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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E-Kitap 1382911-1001 Z687.2 .U6 A43 2010 ALA E-Kitap Koleksiyonu

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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.

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Building on the basic premises of the first edition (that the general public needs materials beyond current best-sellers and ready-reference works; that those materials should be high-quality, enduring pieces; and that librarians are the best persons to decide what constitutes appropriate core collections for their communities), Alabaster updates her previous suggestions and addresses the technological changes that drastically affect reading habits and our ability to satisfy the needs of the people's university. Her updated bibliography, assessment of print and online review sources, and overview of how digitization might affect the way books are delivered make this title required reading for all those charged with the task of adult collection development even if they have already absorbed the basic principles from the first edition. The sample collection-development policies and procedures should prove helpful to anyone responsible for dealing with the reality that no library can have everything and none can keep all they have and then deciding which items must always be available in one form or another.--Jane, Sally Copyright 2010 Booklist