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Developing library and information center collections

by G. Edward Evans

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Series: Library and information science text series

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This new work addresses the challenges of electronic publishing and puts issues of collection development into perspective, providing a broad understanding of the collection development process. The book covers all phases of collection development-from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice) to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, and censorship and intellectual freedom.This work addresses the challenges of electronic publishing and puts issues of collection development into perspective, providing students and practitioners of library and information science with a broad understanding of the collection development process. The book covers all phases of collection development-from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice) to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, and censorship and intellectual freedom. Each chapter has been expanded and updated with new material and reading lists. In addition, a chapter that is new to this edition deals with e-serials; and two appendixes contain samples of policies related to electronic concerns. It is an excellent survey of the state of the art of collection development and a comprehensive text.… (more)

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libraries,information management
  russwood | Mar 31, 2013 |
Really unevenly written - some chapters are wonderfully clear and concise, and others meander all over the place. Also somewhat outdated at this point - unless you really feel your library should have a big collection of CD ROMs. ( )
  flemmily | Dec 14, 2009 |
The Call Number in CU Library is Z687.E92 2005. I have read up to and including page 33 as at (Tue)14-7-2009.
  lbpks | May 31, 2009 |
This series of books all run along the same line - they are good basic books that do no go overly deeply into the subject matter. As someone who has no personal experience working in libraries, I found some good information in this book, perhaps more than other books in this series, but still not quite enough to justify the textbook level price. I think that this book would be far too remedial to be of much value for someone who has worked in a library already. ( )
  reellis67 | Sep 18, 2008 |
The fifth edition of this textbook is actually quite readable (some chapters more than others) and at times interesting, and the information presented is clear. ( )
  criseyde | Dec 2, 2006 |
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"[A] wonderful resource that every student should keep in their professional library and refer to as issues pop up during their career. … Personally, I am going to keep my copy close by and continue to double-check my own understanding of issues."
added by Edward | editTechnical Services Quarterly, Glenda A. Thornton (Jul 2, 2007)
 
"Though the book seeks to bring into play some detail of collection development, its real value is in its function as an overview … drawing a general picture of this important area of librarianship for novice students in library science. Thus, the Evans/Saponaro text is an excellent starting place to be supplemented in the classroom …"
 

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Epigraph
No Library of One Million Volumes can be all BAD!
-- from a cover, Antiquarian Bookman

We were told that if one put one million monkeys at one million typewriters,
they would, in time, produce the complete works of Shakespeare.
Now that we have the Internet, we know that is just not true.

I worry more about poor quality of information online,
and students' lack of skills for evaluating information,
than...about frequently discussed evils like pornography.
-- John Leland
"Beyond Littleton: The Secret Life of Teens,"
Newsweek, May 10, 1999
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We wish to dedicate this edition
to all the students,
who will begin developing the collections of the future,
and their instructors who will assist them in their learning.

As a personal dedication:
to the young readers
Travis and Trenton Evans

And to Frank Saponaro
for his support
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More than eight years have passed since Angels From Russia (1998) was nominated for the prestigious Booker McConnell Prize, an event that created a controversy.
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