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Library Collection Development for Professional Programs

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Collection development, the process used by librarians to choose items for a particular library or section of a library, can be time-consuming and difficult due to the many factors that must be taken into consideration.
Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices addresses the challenging task of collection development in modern academic libraries, which is largely learned on the job. This publication contains practical advice and innovative strategies and will therefore be essential for current collection development librarians and future librarians seeking guidance in this complex position.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. THE CONCEPT OF COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
    2. UNIQUE ASPECTS OF COLLECTING FOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
    3. OBJECTIVES AND MISSION
    4. LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
    5. COLLECTING PRACTICES ACROSS DISCIPLINES
    6. DEEPER INTO THE DISCIPLINE
    7. EXPERIENCES AND DATA FROM THE FIELD
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Laying the Groundwork: Creating Plans for Budgeting and Buying
    1. Chapter 1: Five Steps to Efficient, Economical Collection Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BUILD THE BEST COLLECTION FOR WHOM YOU SERVE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Behind the Scenes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. APPROVAL PLANS: WHERE DID THEY COME FROM AND WHY ARE THEY NEEDED?
      4. THE APPROVAL PROCESS: VENDOR SUGGESTED, LIBRARY APPROVED
      5. THE APPROVAL PROFILE: RULES, RULES, RULES
      6. THE PROFILE SET-UP AND REVIEW SESSION: WHAT TO EXPECT
      7. THE FUTURE OF APPROVALS: INCORPORATING E-BOOKS
      8. LETTING PATRONS SELECT
      9. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Bird’s Eye View: How Discipline Shapes Practice
    1. Chapter 3: Out of the Ordinary
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. KNOW THE USERS AND THEIR INFORMATION NEEDS
      6. METHODS TO LEARN ABOUT CAMPUS NEEDS
      7. KNOWING AND ACQUIRING THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF INFORMATION
      8. CORE RESOURCES
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 4: Evolution and Change in American Legal Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORICAL PATTERNS/TRADITIONAL COLLECTIONS IN ACADEMIC LAW LIBRARIES
      4. IMPACT OF MACCRATE AND CARNEGIE
      5. IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC AGE AND DIGITAL FORMAT
      6. IMPACT OF THE SHRINKING LIBRARY: SPACE AND BUDGET CHANGING THE WAY ACADEMIC LAW LIBRARIES COLLECT
      7. PROPOSAL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY COLLECTION IN AN ACADEMIC LAW LIBRARY
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 5: Understanding the Nature of Design and Its Implications for Design Collection Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESIGN COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND THE LIBRARY LITERATURE
      4. UNDERSTANDING DESIGN
      5. DESIGN CURRICULUM IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      6. CREATING A COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
      7. DESIGN INFORMATION AND SELECTION
      8. ANALYZING THE DESIGN COLLECTION
      9. BUDGETARY ISSUES
      10. MARKETING THE COLLECTION
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH CONSIDERATIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 6: Shaping the Librarian’s Library
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COLLECTION POLICY
      5. USERS OF LIS COLLECTIONS
      6. MATERIAL TYPES AND SOURCES
      7. REFERENCE MATERIALS
      8. IDENTIFYING CORE MATERIALS
      9. SELECTION STRATEGIES AND TOOLS
      10. CHALLENGES AND TRENDS
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 7: Collection Development for Theological Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE LITERATURE OF THEOLOGY
      5. BASIS FOR SELECTION
      6. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THEOLOGICAL LIBRARIANS
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 8: Information Sources and Collection Planning for Engineering
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COMMON RESOURCE FORMATS
      5. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT PLANS
      6. TIPS FOR NEW ENGINEERING LIBRARIANS
      7. CHALLENGES AND ISSUES
      8. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 9: A Question of Degrees
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PRE-PURCHASE PLANNING
      5. MATERIAL PURCHASING
      6. ONLINE RESOURCES
      7. BUDGETING
      8. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT
      9. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 10: New Professions, New Opportunities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. LIBRARY SURVEY ON INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS: PART 1
      5. LIBRARY SURVEY ON INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS, PART 2
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  9. Section 3: Digging Deeper: Collecting for the Professional Subfields
    1. Chapter 11: Graphic Design Collections
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TOOLS FOR SELECTION
      5. CORE RESOURCES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Balancing the Creative and Professional
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SELECTION TOOLS
      5. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Developing a Juvenile Literature Collection in an Academic Library
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. JUVENILE COLLECTIONS IN THE ACADEMY
      5. ESTABLISHING COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICIES FOR JUVENILE LITERATURE
      6. COLLECTION EVALUATION MEASURES
      7. SELECTION TOOLS AND RESOURCES
      8. CURRENT ISSUES AND FUTURE TRENDS
      9. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 14: Asking the Right Questions, Finding the Right Answers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EVALUATING AND SELECTING NURSING MATERIALS
      5. MAINTAINING COLLECTIONS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 15: Veterinary Medicine
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOURCES OF INFLUENCE ON COLLECTIONS
      5. PRACTICAL ADVICE
      6. SELECTION TOOLS
      7. COLLABORATION IN COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
      8. TRENDS AND FUTURE ISSUES
      9. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 16: Developing a Library Collection in Bioinformatics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INFORMATION NEEDS OF BIONFORMATICIANS
      5. LIBRARY USE IN BIOINFORMATICS
      6. BIOINFORMATICS COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: RESOURCE TYPES, SELECTION CRITERIA, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOINFORMATICS LIBRARIANS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX: KEY RESOURCES
  10. Section 4: In the Trenches: Case Studies, Projects, and Surveys
    1. Chapter 17: Collection Development for the College of Engineering at Louisiana State University Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: A SELECTIVE REVIEW OF PERTINENT LITERATURE PRIMARILY FOCUSING ON MONOGRAPH SELECTION
      4. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AT LSU
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 18: Issues in Collection Development Planning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FACTORS AND VARIABLES TO CONSIDER
      5. COLLECTION ASSESSMENT RESOURCES AND TOOLS
      6. INCREASED EFFICIENCY THROUGH INFORMATION SHARING
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX A
      9. APPENDIX B
      10. APPENDIX C
    3. Chapter 19: Building a Transsystemic Law Library Collection
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE TRANSSYSTEMIC LEGAL PROGRAM
      5. REFERENCE AND LIBRARY INSTRUCTION IN A TRANSSYSTEMIC LIBRARY
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 20: Something for Everyone
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STEP ONE: DEFINING THE SUBJECT AREA
      4. STEP TWO: MAPPING THE INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT
      5. STEP THREE: IDENTIFYING AND CHOOSING NEW RESOURCES
      6. STEP FOUR: MARKETING THE NEWLY EXPANDED COLLECTION
      7. STEP FIVE: CONTINUING SUPPORT FOR THE NEW COLLECTION
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 21: Collaborating with Faculty to Weed an Entire Science and Engineering Book Collection
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING
      5. IN THE STACKS
      6. OUTCOMES
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 22: Collection Development in Nursing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WEEDING TO IDENTIFY NEW TITLES
      5. WEEDING PROCESS
      6. IDENTIFYING CONTENT FOR PURCHASE
      7. PURCHASING MATERIALS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 23: Collection Development in Architecture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONSIDERATIONS IN THE SELECTION PROCESS
      5. COLLECTION MANAGEMENT
      6. GIFT POLICIES, ACCREDITATION REPORTS, AND ADDITIONAL DUTIES
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX A
      9. APPENDIX B
      10. APPENDIX C
      11. APPENDIX D
      12. APPENDIX E
      13. APPENDIX F
      14. APPENDIX G
      15. APPENDIX H
    8. Chapter 24: Academic Curriculum Collections in North America
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SURVEY OF CURRICULUM COLLECTIONS
      5. CHALLENGES, ISSUES, AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors
  13. Index