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.
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