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Jan 10

The Special Collections Handbook, Second Edition (2016)

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 12:12 PM by Brian Herder

Special Collections Handbook

The Special Collections Handbook, Second Edition (2016)

Alison Cullingford

Facet Publishing, UK

Working with special collections can vary dramatically from preserving a single rare book to managing and digitizing vast mixed-media archives, yet the role of the information professional is always critical in tapping into the potential of these collections, protecting their legacy and bringing them to the attention of the wider public. This book offers up-to-date guidance which pulls together insights from best practice across the heritage sector to build innovative, co-operative and questioning mind-sets that will help them to cope in turbulent times.

The Handbook covers all aspects of special collections work: preservation, developing collections, understanding objects, emergency planning, security, legal and ethical concerns, cataloguing, digitization, marketing, outreach, teaching, impact, advocacy and fundraising.

New to this edition:

  • coverage of new standards and concepts including unique and distinctive collections (UDCs), The Leeds Typology, Archive Accreditation, PD 5454:2012 and PAS 197;
  • discussion of the major changes to laws affecting special collections including UK copyright law relating to library/archive exception and orphan works and forthcoming changes to data protection in the EU;
  • exploration of new trends in research including the rise of digital humanities, open access, the impact agenda and the REF;
  • updates to the sections on marketing, audience development and fundraising to include social media, customer journey mapping and crowdsourcing and more; and
  • consideration of impact and indicators, digitization and new skills frameworks from CILIP and RBMS.

Jan 10

Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources: A How to Do it Manual for Librarians (2018)

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 12:07 PM by Brian Herder

Marketing Your Libraries Electronic Resources

Marketing Your Library's Electronic Resources: A How to Do it Manual for Librarians (2018)

Marie R. Kennedy and Cheryl LaGuardia

ALA Neal-Schuman


When front line librarians improve awareness of under-utilized resources, thereby increasing demand for more of the same, it can also encourage increased funding for the library. The authors' evidence-based approach to effectively promoting electronic resources made the previous edition of this guide a bestseller. Newly expanded and updated, this manual shows library marketing staff how to get the job done from beginning to end and in a variety of library settings. Comprehensive yet to the point, this book includes

  • four complete programs from both public and academic libraries;
  • core competencies for electronic resource librarians based on research completed by NASIG;
  • an examination of the e-resource life cycle;
  • cutting edge guidance on COUNTER usage reports, altmetrics, and other web analytics;
  • advice on making the most of marketing opportunities from learning management systems, discovery services, LibGuides, and more;
  • a step-by-step organization guide, with a variety of feedback and assessment forms which can be used as models; and
  • numerous examples of well-executed plans and outcomes.

This book's flexible, step-by-step layout makes it an ideal resource for a wide range of learning styles, institutional environments, and levels of marketing experience.

Jan 10

Yes! On Demand: How to Create Winning, Customized Library Service (2017)

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 12:02 PM by Brian Herder

YES! On Demand

Yes! On Demand: How to Create Winning, Customized Library Service (2017)

Kathy L. Middleton

Libraries Unlimited


Borrowing winning techniques from the business world, this book examines ways you can make library service more personalized, focused, and solutions-oriented for your patrons.

• Helps librarians build a happy and loyal patron base

• Offers practical advice and guidelines for implementing a transformative customer-service model

• Provides a big picture on customer service, allowing readers to rethink their approach

• Explains why administrators must release some control, allowing staff to use their own judgment and sometimes break with standard policies and procedures

• Empowers library staff and relieves administrators of burdens of bureaucracy and micro-management