A.V. in Public and School Libraries

A.V. in Public and School Libraries

Author: Margaret J. Hughes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560244615

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

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Learn the right questions to ask when considering the creation, maintenance, and policy needs of the A.V. collection! A.V. in Public and School Libraries guides librarians through the development of an A.V. policy by addressing special aspects of A.V. in the 90s such as censorship, cataloging, costs, and acquisition policy dilemmas. Audio-visual material use is soaring in the public and school library environment, yet some video collections are being developed haphazardly as libraries select new materials based on policy statements written for print materials. The staff of any library that is starting or adding to an A.V. collection will benefit from this insightful overview of the video collection that addresses future trends, patron use patterns, collection development tools, and development of written policies. Some of the special issues concerning the A.V. collection addressed in this book include: charging fees for borrowing videos censorship issues--should children have access to R and NC--17 rated videos? video collections in a small public library collections of audio books teaching youth how to judge A.V. information critically recommended videos for establishing a children's video collection how secondary school students can benefit from A.V. instructional media Video acquisitions librarians, A.V. librarians, and librarians in small- and medium-sized libraries who are responsible for policymaking regarding the video collection will benefit from this practical advice on developing basic collections, creating collection tools, copyright issues, and decisions based on quality versus popularity of materials. A.V. in Public and School Libraries helps all librarians address the audio-visual needs of younger patrons in the school library media collection and the public library environment.

Selecting Materials for Library Collections

Selecting Materials for Library Collections

Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136398889

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 441

Strategies and tools to help you plan, build, and maintain your library collection! Selecting Materials for Library Collections takes you step-by-step through the process of planning, building, and maintaining a quality library collection. This up-to-date guide addresses the interests and concerns of academic and public libraries with expert advice on budgets, policies, and planning. The book examines print, non-print, and Internet selection resources, including the OCLC WorldCat Database and ACQNET-L. You’ll find valuable information you can apply right away to help you keep any collection relevant and up-to-date! Selecting Materials for Library Collections provides the tools you need to keep your library collection current. Seasoned experts share their thoughts on how to analyze your users’ expectations and then provide them with the materials they need. The contributors also examine the selection aids that they use in their own acquisitions work and then look at how to achieve a balanced collection that efficiently serves their clients’ needs. Supplementary reading lists and extensive bibliographies provide you with additional resources. Selecting Materials for Library Collections presents the latest information on: using print, non-print, and Internet selection resources such as OCLC WorldCat database and ACQNET-L initial collection assessment and decision making collection tool evaluations acquiring international core titles the New Thought movement approval plans—set-up, maintenance, and evaluation the newest technology for media selection specialized library collections in music, art, business, economics, health, sports, leisure, and more

Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions

Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions

Author: Laura Costello

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081010488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 595

Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions examines recent research in demand-driven acquisitions in an effort to develop an evaluation framework specific to demand-driven programs. The chapters in this volume focus on the criteria and methods that are used to evaluate the results of demand-driven programs in research. Case studies and pilot programs from all types of libraries—including interlibrary loan to purchase programs, catalog integrated strategies, and evidence-based collection development—help illuminate the current best practices and benchmarks for demand-driven evaluation. This book helps librarians and practitioners evaluate their existing demand-driven programs and make adjustments that could decrease costs or expand existing strategies. It is also suitable for librarians with new or emerging demand-driven programs to use as a framework for developing ongoing assessment programs or evaluating pilot programs. Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of demand driven acquisitions research Separates research findings by evaluation criteria for ease of use Serves as a reference for diverse libraries, including academic, public, and corporate libraries Synthesizes the most current research on this increasingly popular library strategy

Developing Library and Information Center Collections

Developing Library and Information Center Collections

Author: G. Edward Evans

Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110440141

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 628

View: 496

"Provides practical information on materials producers and distributors, community survey techniques, policies, materials selection, acquisition, weeding, collection protection, and evaluation in order to minimize the variables involved in the selection process. Also explores library cooperation, copyright, and censorship as they affect library collection development. As might be expected, the fourth edition is heavily inflected by electronic developments, and though longer than all previous editions, has deleted some material. Every chapter is followed by a summary, suggested readings and list of relevant websites". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.