This book, first published in 1999, suggests proven, effective strategies to deal with a librarian's most pressing problems. One case study shows how Iowa State University turned a cutback in journals into a new vision of what the library should be, involving a broad-based committee in the project. Other chapters discuss the specifics of budgeting for the unpredictable pricing of electronic materials, the increased demands on library staff, and the challenges of maintaining dual libraries—the electronic and the paper-based—both facing expensive issues of preservation. Through case studies and first-hand experiences, it provides fresh analysis to guide the library into the electronic era.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Sul H. Lee 2. Developing New Models for Collection Development Carla J. Stoffle, Janet Fore and Barbara Allen 3. Negotiating the Soul of the Library: Change Management in Information Access and Local Collection Development Richard C. Fyffe and Paul J. Kobulnicky 4. Budgeting for Collection Development in the Electronic Environment Frederick C. Lynden 5. From Journal Cancellation to Library Strategic Visioning Faculty Leadership Olivia M.A. Madison 6. Staffing for Collection Development in the Electronic Environment: Toward a New Definition of Roles and Responsibilities Deborah Jakubs 7. Consortia and Collections: Achieving a Balance Between Local Action and Collaborative Interest Barbara McFadden Allen 8. Setting Journal Priorities by Listening to Customers Karen Hunter 9. How Booksellers are Employing Electronic Innovations to Enhance Collection Development Procedures John J. Walsdorf