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Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management (Chandos Information Professional)by Holly Hibner
Synopses & Reviews
Library collection management is a vital part of any librarys operations. Making a Collection Count takes a holistic look at library collection management, connecting collection management activities and departments, and instructs on how to gather and analyze data from each point in a collections lifecycle. Chapters cover workflow, metrics, collection objectives and bookmarks, collection organization, collection budgets, and marketing.
This second edition includes expanded information on collection metrics, digital collections, and practical advice for managing collections efficiently when time and resources are tight. It also includes more real-life examples from practicing librarians in areas such as workflow analysis, collection budgets, and collection management techniques.
About the Author
Holly Hibner is the Adult Services Coordinator at the Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, Michigan. She was the recipient of Michigan Library Associations 2007 Loleta D. Fyan Award. Her special interests are collection management, roving reference and technology instruction.
Mary Kelly is a Reference Librarian at the Salem-South Lyon District Library in South Lyon, Michigan. Her special areas of interest include technology instruction, collection management, and library statistics.
Table of Contents
Life cycle of a collection
Understanding your workflow
Creating collection objectives and benchmarks
Everything is connected
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