Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: A Guide for Public Libraries

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A flurry of controversy erupts whenever anyone comes up with a best book list. Libraries face challenges in selecting a nucleus of best books, while making sure their best of are actually used by library customers. This handbook offers step-by-step instructions on not only how to build a core collection from scratch but also how to maintain and revitalize an existing collection. Building on the basics, it offers advice on developing a collection policy statement, selecting user-appropriate sources and ultimately serving ...

Developing an Outstanding Core Collection: A Guide for Public Libraries 2002, American Library Association, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780838908198

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