Collection development and management for 21st century library collections; an introduction. (CD-ROM included)
This book/CD-ROM for librarians and LIS students gives guidance on developing and managing multiformat library collections. Rather than specific formats, the book is organized around the processes that librarians need to use in evaluating, licensing, gathering, managing, and preserving both physical and virtual collections. Each conceptual chapter covers multiple formats. Some topics are open access and Web 2.0, sources for reviews and selection criteria, budgeting and fiscal management of collection development, and cooperative collection development. Legal issues, ethics and intellectual freedom, and preservation of print and electronic materials are also covered. The CD-ROM contains collection development policies from university, college, community college, public, school, and special libraries. It also includes an Excel spreadsheet listing 360 major publishers, book distributors, and book wholesalers, offering company descriptions, contact info, and websites. Gregory teaches library and information science at the University of South Florida. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Copyright for teachers & librarians in the 21st century.
Butler (educational technology, research, and assessment, Northern Illinois U.) draws from her workshops and classes to provide K-12 librarians, teachers, technology coordinators, and administrators with a handbook on copyright laws and materials use. She describes essential concepts like Fair Use, public domain, obtaining permission, documentation and licenses, open sourcing, plagiarism, and state laws, and applications to use of the Internet, DVDs, CDs, videostreaming, television, computer software, music and audio materials, multimedia, print works, other materials, and distance education, with flowcharts to aid in decision making. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Fundamentals of government information; mining, finding, evaluating, and using government resources.
Helping people find information about government programs, documents, cases, and regulations is a key part of librarians' duties. This book offers what is said to be the first new government information resource for the 21st century. It details the background knowledge and tools needed to gain access to and use government documents. The authors also provide an overview of available government information resources, a history of government information, and an explanation of why people should have — and do have access to that information. They cover the executive branch, statistical information, and information on health, education, science and technical topics, environment and energy, business, economics, census, and more. The editors are Forte (services consultant, OCLC), Hartnett (US documents librarian, U. of Washington Libraries), and Sevetson (trainer, ProQuest). (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
The Medical Library Association's master guide to authoritative information resources in the health sciences.
This reference arose out of a conversation at a Medical Library Association meeting and was created to aid collection development, primarily in academic medical libraries (although indications of appropriateness for hospital or consumer health collections are also given). The aim is to fill the gap left by the discontinuation in 2003 (after 38 years and 20 editions) of the Brandon/Hill Selected List of Print Books and Journals for the Small Medical Library. The editors asked 108 librarians to select and annotate 10 book titles and 10 journal titles important in their various specialties. To make the selections the contributors drew on a variety of sources including the 2010 edition of Doody's Core Titles, previous editions of Brandon/Hill, The Hague List, and Basic Resources for Pharmacy Education, among others. The final selection comprises 2,011 titles pertaining to clinical specialties, subspecialties, basic sciences, and emerging disciplines. Print and online formats of books and journals as well as online databases are included. Bereft of an author index. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Metadata for digital collections; a how-to-do-it manual.
Designed for students and information professionals working with archives or collections of digital data, this how-to guide provides practical instructions for managing meta-data for effective information discovery and utilization. Based primarily around the Dublin Core, MODS and VRA digital resource description tools, the volume covers such topics as resource identification and responsibility, content and relationship elements, XML-ecoded metadata, designing metadata schemes and metadata, linked data and the semantic web. The volume includes numerous tables, charts and illustrations and access to additional online resources is provided. Miller is professor of information studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Museum collections management.
Intended for working museum staff members and students in museum studies programs, this handbook examines current trends in collections management and practical, political and ethical facets of a modern collections program. Divided into sections covering the principles and theory of collections management and practical processes, the volume discusses topics such as legal, copyright and international transfer regulations, ethical issues such as provenance and cultural sensitivities, documentation, transportation and storage and loans, exhibitions and access rules. Chapters include sidebars on key topics and references for further reading. Matassa is a consultant and international expert on collections management. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)