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This invaluable new book contains timely information about the assessment of academic library collections and the relationship of collection assessment to acquisition budgets. The rising cost of information significantly influences academic libraries' abilities to acquire the necessary materials for students and faculty, and public libraries' abilities to acquire material for their clientele. Collection Assessment and Acquisitions Budgets examines different aspects of the relationship between the assessment of academic library collections and the management of library acquisition budgets. Librarians, researchers, and representatives from major library vendors present studies and opinions on collection assessment and acquisition budgets.
|Collection Evaluation and Acquisitions Budgets: A Kaleidoscope in the Making||p. 3|
|In Support of Collection Assessment: The Role of Automation in the Acquisitions and Serials Departments||p. 13|
|Serials Cancellation Projects: Necessary Evil or Collection Assessment Opportunity?||p. 31|
|Me and My Shadow: Vendors as the Third Hand in Collection Evaluation||p. 47|
|Collection Assessment and Acquisitions Budgets||p. 59|
|Management Data for Selection Decisions in Building Library Collections||p. 71|
|Locked in Conversation: The College Library Collection and the Pluralist Society||p. 99|
|Annual Survey of Serials Collection Assessment Programs, Practices, and Policies in Academic Libraries - 1991-1992||p. 133|
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Series: Journal of Library Administration
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: February 1993
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.240 x 2.540
Weight (kg): 0.015