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Jun 30

Floating Collections: A Collection Development Model for Long-Term Success (2014)

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 12:45 PM by Brian Herder


Floating Collections

Floating Collections: A Collection Development Model for Long-Term Success (2014)

Wendy K. Bartlett

ABC-CLIO, LLC

978-1-59884-743-7


This easy-to-use, comprehensive guide shows how to establish a floating collection in any library—regardless of type or size.

Despite its 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.

This 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.