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Guide to Review of Library Collections

Preservation, Storage, and Withdrawal

Dennis K. Lambert; Winston Atkins; Douglas A. Litts and Lorraine H. Olley

New technologies are making information more fluid, but what does this mean for information providers? Without a doubt, it means that traditional roles are evolving and that the task of providing information demands greater expertise in exploiting new technologies and navigating their uncharted ebbs and flows of information.

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, offers a host of well-integrated and forward-looking services to help you find your way through these changes. It is a leader in the development of principles, standards, and best practices for creating, collecting, organizing, delivering, and preserving information resources in all forms. It offers educational, research, and professional service opportunities. And it is committed to quality information, universal access, collaboration, and lifelong learning.
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Scarecrow Press / Assoc For Library Collections
Pages: 60Size: 6 x 8 3/4
978-0-8108-4510-7 • Paperback • June 2002 • $35.00 • (£23.95)
978-1-4616-5898-6 • eBook • June 2002 • $33.00 • (£22.95)
Dennis Lambert is Head of Collection Development and Management at Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University. He also manages the preservation program at Villanova.
Winston Atkins serves as the Preservation Officer for the Duke University Libraries. He teaches a seminar in preservation in the Public History Program at North Carolina State University.
Doug Litts is the Assistant Librarian at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.
Lorraine Olley is Executive Director of the Library Administration and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Purpose and scope of the guide
Chapter 3 Value of collection reviews
Chapter 4 Assumptions
Chapter 5 Planning for collection review
Chapter 6 Principles
Chapter 7 Scheduling and training staff
Chapter 8 Collection review documentation
Chapter 9 Collection policy considerations
Chapter 10 Community considerations
Chapter 11 Final report
Chapter 12 Elements of a preservation review program
Chapter 13 Preservation principles
Chapter 14 Identification of materials in need of preservation
Chapter 15 Preservation priorities
Chapter 16 Preservation options
Chapter 17 Elements of a storage review program
Chapter 18 Storage principles
Chapter 19 Identification of materials for transfer to storage
Chapter 20 Elements of a deselection review program
Chapter 21 Deselection principles
Chapter 22 Identification of materials for deselection
Chapter 23 Periodical and standing order deselection
Chapter 24 Deselection of special formats
Chapter 25 Conclusion
Chapter 26 Glossary
Chapter 27 Bibliography