Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Brian Herder
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
Posted on June 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM by Brian Herder
This easy-to-use, comprehensive guide shows how to establish a floating collection in any library—regardless of type or size.
increasing popularity, there are few published works about floating and
floating collections. Virtually no one has addressed critical long-term
issues like core collections, material selection, and weeding after
floating has taken place. Floating Collections: A Collection Development Model for Long-Term Success makes all of this urgently needed information available in one place.
unique guidebook defines "floating," explains the pros and cons,
explores the impact of floating collections on collection work, and
enables readers to establish a floating collection in any library. Not
only does this book help librarians to decide rationally if, how, and
when to float, it also outlines a how-to process for maximum success
based on the real-world experience of many systems and identifies ways
to maximize the advantages of a floating collection. In addition, the
author addresses common collection concerns and outlines workable
solutions for problematic issues that can arise.