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Floating Collections A Collection Development Model for Long Term Success

Author : Wendy K. Bartlett
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This easy-to-use, comprehensive guide shows how to establish a floating collection in any library—regardless of type or size. • Checklists for various stages of the floating process • Frequently asked questions for staff members • A bibliography of publications on floating collections, covering websites of floating libraries, PLA presentations, articles, and listserv archives • An index covers major topics, libraries described within the text, as well as interviewed individuals

Collection Management Basics 7th Edition

Author : Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro
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If the heart of the library is its collection, this textbook provides the keys to the heart of your library. Alongside standards of basic principles and processes, you'll find practical guidance on everything from acquisitions to preservation. • Provides faculty and students with a thorough, up-to-date overview of all aspects of the collection development process • Helps collection development librarians to address new challenges such as online resources, how to use new tools for assessing your library's collection, developing a budget, and negotiating with vendors • Engages readers and is easy to read, with real-life examples to clarify principles and concepts • May be used as a text for LIS courses on collection development as well as a resource for training and personal or professional enrichment

Research Based Planning for Public Libraries Increasing Relevance in the Digital Age

Author : Joseph R. Matthews
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This book will help public library administrators, managers, and board members to better plan, strategize, and understand their communities, enabling public libraries to become dynamic, proactive institutions. • Presents a game plan to help public libraries become dynamic, pro-active institutions through well-researched and optimized planning and strategizing • Offers practical, easy-to-implement advice • Provides information grounded in current research

Organizing Library Collections

Author : Gretchen L. Hoffman
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Written for beginning library science students, this book introduces the theory and practice of organizing library collections in a clear, straightforward, and understandable way. It explains why and how libraries organize their collections, and how theory and practice work together to help library users.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition

Author : Peggy Johnson
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Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Making a Collection Count

Author : Holly Hibner
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Library collection management is a vital part of any library’s 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 analyse data from each point in a collection’s lifecycle. Relationships between collections and other library services are also explored. The result is a quality collection that is clean, current, and useful. The second edition includes expanded information on collection metrics, digital collections, and practical advice for managing collections effi ciently when time and resources are tight. It also includesmore real-life examples from practicing librarians in areas such as workflow analysis, collection budgets, and collection management techniques. Chapters cover the life cycle of a collection, understanding workfl ow and collecting metrics. Physical inventory, collection objectives and bookmarks, as well as collection organization, collection budgets and marketing collections are also discussed. Focusses on collection quality Offers practical applications for collection librarians and managers Relevant for different library types: public, academic, school, and special

Library Consortia

Author : Valerie Horton
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No library stands alone. A long-standing tenet of the discipline, library cooperation predates the founding of ALA. Although these are times of crisis and uncertainty for library consortia (by one count, more than 65 consortia have closed since 2008), the collaboration that consortia offer helps libraries extend the value of every dollar spent. With over 35 years of experience managing five different library consortia between them, Horton and Pronevitz are uniquely qualified to show how consortia have been transforming themselves, offering new services and products while growing ever more important to the library community. Covering the history, current landscape, management approaches, critical trends, and key services that define today’s library consortia, they Highlight the current trends impacting consortia and the fiscal difficulties many have experienced since the 2007-2009 RecessionPresent conclusions drawn from sixteen case studies and the results of a recent survey on consortial environment and priorities Look into current management practices and give an overview of consortia activities, such as such as e-book technology and delivery methodsDiscuss the Discover to Delivery continuum, a key trend that allows libraries to maximize services This book will help new library staff understand the full range of activities that take place in today’s consortia, while also showing consortia managers, participants in consortial governance, and participating libraries methods for revising current practices, places for expanding services, and adopting new project ideas.

Resource Sharing in Libraries

Author : Marshall Breeding
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Supplementing your local collection through resource sharing is a smart way to ensure your library has the resources to satisfy the needs of your users. Marshall Breeding’s new Library Technology Report explores technologies and strategies for sharing resources, helping you streamline workflows and improve resource-sharing services by covering key strategies like interlibrary loan, consortial borrowing, document delivery, and shared collections. You’ll also learn about such trends and services as: OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing, and other systems that facilitate cooperative, reciprocal lending System-to-system communications that allow integrated systems to interact with resource-sharing environments Technical components that reliably automate patron requests, routing to suppliers with tools for tracking, reporting, and staff intervention as needed Specialized applications that simplify document delivery, such as Ariel, Odyssey, or OCLC’s Article Exchange How the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP) can enable borrowing among consortial libraries using separate integrated library systems The Orbis Cascade Alliance consortium, examined using a case study

Painting the Floating World

Author : Janice Katz
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From the 17th through the 19th century, artists in Kyoto and Edo (now Tokyo) captured the metropolitan amusements of the floating world (ukiyo in Japanese) through depictions of subjects such as the beautiful women of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters and performers of the kabuki theater. In contrast to ukiyo-e prints by artists such as Katsushika Hokusai, which were widely circulated, ukiyo-e paintings were specially commissioned, unique objects that displayed the maker’s technical skill and individual artistic sensibility. Featuring more than 150 works from the celebrated Weston Collection, the most comprehensive of its kind in private hands and published here for the first time in English, this lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched volume addresses the genre of ukiyo-e painting in all its complexity. Individual essays explore topics such as shunga (erotica), mitate-e (images that parody or transform a well-known story or legend), and poetic inscriptions, revealing the crucial role that ukiyo-e painting played in a sophisticated urban culture.

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Inside the Floating World

Author : Weatherspoon Art Museum
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Inside the Floating Worldpresents an overview of Japanese social history from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries using images of children, actors, courtesans, and landscape. All of the most eminent woodblock artists are featured, including Hiroshige, Hokusai, and Utmaro. In the last two decades, visual culture of our own time has come under the scrutiny of specialists from such diverse disciplines as anthropology, sociology, film studies, psychology, comparative literature studies, and art history. Methodologies and critical practices have emerged from each discipline that focus on the wide range of experiences contemporary visual culture offers to its consumers.Inside the Floating Worldaffords a unique opportunity to bring these recent critical approaches to bear on the historical and aesthetic issues surrounding japanese printmaking. The book serves as both an introduction to and a serious explication of the social meanings imbedded in Japanese prints. Allen Hockley is associate professor of art history at Dartmouth College. He is the author ofThe Prints of Isoda Koryusai: Floating World Culture and Its Consumers in Eighteenth–Century Japan.

Rethinking Collection Development and Management

Author : Becky Albitz
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This collection of thought-provoking essays by visionary and innovative library practitioners covers theory, research, and best practices in collection development, examining how it has evolved, identifying how some librarians are creatively responding to these changes, and predicting what is coming next. • Provides an up-to-date professional guide that complements traditional collection management texts • Identifies current trends and paradigm shifts in collection development and management • Illustrates best practices for emerging trends in collection development • Features contributions from innovative, informed, and visionary experts in the field

Librarians Assessments of Automation Systems

Author : Marshall Breeding
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Crash Course in Weeding Library Collections

Author : Francisca Goldsmith
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Weeding is a perennial challenge for librarians. This book will help you rise to the task by offering you basic instructions, including information on new formats and digital collections. • Covers online collection maintenance needs on all material formats (books, serials, recordings, realia) that require ongoing weeding • Points to free online resources and places them in context • Addresses weeding and physical emergencies, such as fires, earthquakes, and plumbing failures • Discusses weeding in support of building wayfinding and boosting circulation • Includes worksheets that provide documentation to use as guides in policy, procedure, and communication planning

Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy E Book

Author : Gregory G. Ginsberg
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Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 2nd Edition, by Drs. Gregory G. Ginsberg, Michael L. Kochman, Ian D. Norton, and Christopher J. Gostout, helps you master the latest endoscopic techniques and achieve optimal outcomes. See how to perform key nuances with procedural videos at www.expertconsult.com in addition to 1,000 photographs, upgraded endoscopic images, and anatomical drawings both in print and online. Written by some of today’s most prestigious specialists and with many new and fully updated chapters, this resource equips you to diagnose and treat the full range of GI disorders with state-of-the-art coverage of bariatric surgery, therapeutic EUS, device-assisted enteroscopy, image-guided therapy, intramural endotherapy, and much more. Get comprehensive details on a wide breadth of topics including anatomy, pathophysiology, and therapeutic management options in addition to the latest GI procedures and technologies. Advance your knowledge on the rapidly evolving state of clinical gastrointestinal endoscopy with expert multimedia guidance from some of today’s most prestigious specialists. Master new procedures with updates on the endoscopic management of bariatric surgery; EUS as a tool to direct endoscopic therapies; device-assisted enteroscopy for deep exploration of the small intestine; image-guided therapy to help detect cancer earlier; intramural endotherapy including the new POEM procedure; and much more. Keep current with both new and emerging technologies including the management of upper gastrointestinal familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome and ampullary tumors; post-bariatric endoscopy and endoscopic therapy; endoluminal bariatric techniques, and intramural/transmural endoscopy. See how to perform key procedures step by step with endoscopic videos at www.expertconsult.com, and access the complete text, online-only references, and all the illustrations. View techniques more clearly with upgraded endoscopic images and step-by-step illustrations in most chapters.

A Selection of Precedents from Modern Manuscript Collections and Drafts of Actual Practice

Author : William Meechan Bythewood
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Floor Covering Weekly

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Flora of Pun Island

Author : Jens E. Madsen
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In this book botany, ethnography, and history are combined to describe the use of plant resources on Puna Island in the Gulf of Guayaquil near equator on South America's west coast. Evidence of sustained human settlements on the island dates back more than 5000 years. The island and its plants are intricately linked to the development of the earliest pre-Columbian agrarian and maritime civilizations on the continent. Spanish naval engineers and sailors, the first Europeans to explore the South American west coast, were impressed by the indigenous balsa rafts with sails made of domesticated native cotton. Lima, the Peruvian capital, was build during the 16th century on mangrove woods imported from Puna Island. This is the first Flora for Puna Island, the largest island on the Pacific coast of South America. The Flora is documented with descriptions and keys to 428 native and naturalized plant species on the island. Many of the plant species found on Puna Island are endemic to southwest Ecuador and adjacent Peru and one third of the species are shared with the Galapagos Islands. Current uses of the plants are described. Vernacular plant names, some of which have indigenous roots, indicate that separate dialect areas exist on the island. This study offers more than simple plant information; it also provides insight into the conditions under which the inhabitants of western South America lived and used local plant resources over a large prehistorical and historical time span.

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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Philosophical Transactions and Collections

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