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 books" list. Pundits engage in rousing dialogues about the worthiness of the books selected. Alternative lists appear in opposition. Libraries face unique challenges in selecting a nucleus of best books, while making sure their "best of are actually used by library customers. This practical 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. ...

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

ISBN-13: 9780838908198

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