ISSN (printed): 0146-2679. ISSN (electronic): 1545-2549.
An essential resource for librarians who develop library collections, Collection Management examines the latest developments in the field and their implications for college, university, and research libraries. This practical journal will strengthen all aspects of your collection development program, including management, planning, and resource allocation; selection and acquisitions; development of virtual collections; cooperation, consortia, and resource sharing; preservation and conservation; and facilities, space, and storage. Collection Management addresses issues that collection development librarians and library administrators face everyday, including: developing effective acquisition techniques, factoring user expectations into acquisition plans, working with vendors to develop affordable services, acquiring, moving, and managing materials off-site, collecting and protecting rare books and other artifacts, preserving historical materials, using multimedia as a collection tool, creating unique digital collections, maintaining a separate identity in consortia agreements, balancing access and ownership, preserving fair use of intellectual property, dealing with personnel challenges.
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