Problems of Collection Development in Special Libraries

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  • Author :M.S. Sridhar
  • Year of Publication :1992
  • ISBN: :9788170224280
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 192
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Library Sciences

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About the Book :

Collection development in libraries in general and problems of identification, selection an acquisition of reading materials in special libraries including market analysis, assessing the demand and collection development policies in particular are dealt in greater detail in the book. Apart from outright purchase, vendor controlled order plans, membership purchase and other modes of procurement are discussed. Cooperative collection development, resource sharing, stock revision, retrospective collection development, etc., are also enumerated in the book. Number of issues and problems on each aspect of collection development are identified and discussed. A special feature of the book is that number of case studies are embedded in the text at appropriate places to highlight the problems and possible solutions. Separate and elaborate treatment is given for microforms collection, technical reports and journals. The book takes a holistic look at collection development in special libraries and at the same time logically shows how collection development is related to collection management and evaluation. The case studies point out many lacunae in the systems including libraries, users and suppliers. Some suggestion are also put forth to overcome these lacunae and resultant problems. The book is intended to serve as a useful handbook for library managers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, students and teachers of library and information science.

About Author :

M.S. Sridhar is a post-graduate in mathematics and business management and a doctorate in library and information science. He is in the profession for last two decades. For last 16 years he is heading the library and documentation division of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore. Earlier he has worked in the libraries of National Aeronautical Laboratory (Bangalore), India Institute of Management (Bangalore), and University of Mysore. Dr. Sridhar has published about 35 research papers in professional journals. Presented a number of papers in conferences and seminars, delivered several professional lectures and published two books entitled User Research: A Review of Information Behaviour Studies in Science and Technology? and Problems of Collection Developments in Special Libraries.