Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection

Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection
作者:Suzanne M. Ward
出版社:ALA
出版年:2015
ISBN:9780838912980
 
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Is your institution’s library bursting at the seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses, and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access? Have you wondered how best to identify what physical material to retain and what to withdraw to maintain an inviting collection of relevant material for your users? Then it’s time to rightsize! Ward identifies the challenges and proposes solutions to shaping physical collections for today’s academic library. Filled with sage advice and ready-to-implement guidance, this book
Introduces the concept of rightsizing, a strategic and largely automated approach that uses continuous assessment to identify the no- and low-use materials in the collection
Walks you through crafting a rightsizing plan, from developing withdrawal criteria and creating discard lists to managing workflow and disposing of withdrawn materials
Shows how to identify stakeholders, plus strategies for winning them over
Offers tips for working with consortial partners on collaborative print retention projects
Discusses how growing electronic collections can enhance legacy print collections
Advises what to do with print journals after your library licenses perpetual access rights to the electronic equivalent
Looks ahead to the future of physical collections in academic libraries
By learning how to rightsize, you will ensure that your institution’s collection meets the needs of your library’s users.

目次

INTRODUCTION
 
1. BACKGROUND
Challenges facing colleges and universities
Academic libraries today
A rose by any other name
Why rightsize?
The digital revolution
Project genesis
Resistance to rightsizing
Stakeholders
Use studies
Changing environment 
 
2. TRADITIONAL DESELECTION SOLUTIONS
Withdrawals based on superseded volumes
Withdrawals based on low circulation/low use
Withdrawals based on electronic access
Local storage
Remote storage
Moving beyond weeding and storage
 
3. RIGHTSIZING SOLUTIONS
Withdrawal policy
The rightsizing plan
Rules-based mass book withdrawals
Matching books against electronic collections 
Matching journals against electronic collections
Withdrawals based on short or scattered holdings
Digitization
Collaborative storage
Cost
 
4. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Strategic rightsizing approach
Disposal of withdrawn material
Getting started: a checklist
Managing workflow: journals
Managing workflow: books
Managing workflow: microforms and audio visual material
Rapid response scenario
Project conclusion 
Continuous assessment
 
5. THE FUTURE OF PHYSICAL COLLECTIONS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES 
Local collections
Regional and research mega-collections
Future rightsizing
Conclusion
 
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