Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection

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 ...

Author: Suzanne M. Ward

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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seams with books that have not been touched for decades, microfilm that nobody uses, and print journals that have been superseded by electronic access?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 collectionWalks you through crafting a rightsizing plan, from developing withdrawal criteria and creating discard lists to managing workflow and disposing of withdrawn materialsShows how to identify stakeholders, plus strategies for winning them overOffers tips for working with consortial partners on collaborative print retention projectsDiscusses how growing electronic collections can enhance legacy print collectionsAdvises what to do with print journals after your library licenses perpetual access rights to the electronic equivalentLooks ahead to the future of physical collections in academic librariesBy learning how to rightsize, you will ensure that your institution’s collection meets the needs of your library’s users.
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Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection

"The second edition reflects the continuing growth of shared print programs and the increasing urgency to preserve at-risk titles as libraries reduce their physical collections"--

Author: Suzanne M. Ward

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ISBN: 0838993397

Category: Academic libraries

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"The second edition reflects the continuing growth of shared print programs and the increasing urgency to preserve at-risk titles as libraries reduce their physical collections"--
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Library Information and Resource Sharing Transforming Services and Collections

Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources. ... Dublin, OH: OCLC Research. ... Rightsizing the academic library collection.

Author: Beth Posner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440849695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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Through the perspectives of interlibrary loan (ILL) specialists, this book examines what ILL departments are doing, the value of ILL librarians in the evolving library environment, and how library collections and services are being affected by new ILL policies. • Taps a knowledge base of more than a dozen ILL practitioners who offer diverse viewpoints on all that ILL specialists can do to help connect people and information • Enables library administrators, whose support ILL needs to succeed, to grasp how ILL is essential to fulfilling the information-sharing mission of all librarians • Emphasizes how the ever-increasing interconnections between ILL and other areas of library activity behoove non-ILL librarians to be more aware of emerging ILL developments
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Innovation in Libraries and Information Services

The Economics of Academic Publishing. ... The organization of collection in academic libraries. ... Rightsizing the academic library collection.

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781785607301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization takes as its underpinning theme the whole subject of innovation in Library and Information Services. It considers the various types of innovation through case studies and exemplars both from within the LIS sector and other cognate industries and environments.
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RESPONSIBLE MARKETING FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

1 Peggy, J. (2009), Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management ... Ward, S.M. (2015), Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection, Chicago, pp.

Author: Dr Ramesh Kumar Miryala

Publisher: Zenon Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9789385886003

Category: Business & Economics

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Globalization has proliferated business with numerous challenges and opportunities, and simultaneously at other end the growth in economy, population, income and standard of living has redefined the scope of business and thus the business houses approaches. A highly competitive environment, knowledgeable consumers and quicker pace of technology are keeping business enterprises to be on their toes. Today marketing and its concepts have become key for survival of any business entity. The unique cultural characteristics, tradition and dynamics of consumer, demand an innovative marketing strategy to achieve success. Effective Marketing has become an increasingly vital ingredient for business success and it profoundly affects our day-to-day life. Today, the role of a business houses has changed from merely selling products and services to transforming lives and nurturing lifestyles. The Indian business is changing and so do the marketing strategies. These changing scenarios in the context of globalization will bestow ample issues, prospects and challenges which need to be explored. The practitioners, academicians and researchers need to meticulously review these aspects and acquaint them with knowledge to sustain in such scenarios. Thus, these changing scenarios emphasize the need of a broad-based research in the field of marketing also reflecting in marketing education. This book is an attempt in that direction. We sincerely hope that this book will provide insights into the subject to faculty members, researchers and students from the management institutes, consultants, practicing managers from industry and government officers.
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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition

JOSEPH IS THE NEW director of Sherman Public Library, a medium-sized ... Suzanne M. W. Ward, Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection (Chicago: ALA ...

Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.
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The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition

Suzanne M. Ward, Rightsizing the Academic Library Collection (Chicago: ALA, 2015), viii. 18. Dickinson, “Crying Over Spilled Milk,” 18–24; Spedding, ...

Author: Ken Haycock

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440852046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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In this update of the ideal introduction to the library profession, the core competencies of professional librarians are presented in 14 essays supplemented with foundational principles and context. • Updates a core textbook and introduction to the profession that will be useful for almost all LIS programs and new librarians • Brings together the work of authors who are experts in various core areas • Provides content based on an analysis of emerging trends and issues • Includes key resources for further reading
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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship

To be relevant, libraries must keep pace with users' research, ... in academic libraries as collections assessment to promote 'rightsizing' of collections.

Author: Paul Glassman

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781783302000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship integrates theory and practice to offer guidelines for information professionals working in art and design environments who need to support and anticipate the information needs of artists, designers, architects and the historians who study those disciplines. Since the first edition of this title, the world of art and design libraries has been transformed by rapid advances in technology, an explosion in social media and the release of new standards and guidelines. This new edition, offering mostly entirely new chapters, provides an accessible, fully updated, guide to the world of academic art and design libraries from a range of international experts who reflect current practice at a global level. Coverage includes: case studies and library profiles, providing benchmarks for developing facilitiesteaching and learning, including the ACRL Framework, teaching with specialcollections, meta-literacies, instructional design and cultural differencesdevelopments in institutional repositories, digital humanities and makerspacescontemporary library design, spaces for collaboration and sustainability. This book will be useful reading for students taking library and information science courses in art librarianship, special collections, and archives, as well as practising library and information professionals in art and design school libraries, art museum libraries and public libraries.
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The Evaluation and Measurement of Library Services 2nd Edition

Another form of collection evaluation occurs when weeding items from the collection. ... weeding programs in academic libraries should be considered:151 1.

Author: Joseph R. Matthews

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440855375

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

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This guide provides library directors, managers, and administrators in all types of libraries with complete and up-to-date instructions on how to evaluate library services in order to improve them. • Helps librarians to thoroughly examine their libraries' services toward making improvements • Enables librarians to answer with authority the question "what difference do we make?" • Explains the most effective ways of conducting library measurement and evaluation, covering qualitative and quantitative tools, data analysis, and specific methodologies for measuring and assessing specific services • Offers a highly readable and clear treatment of a topic of paramount importance, but that librarians often find difficult
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Federal Solutions For Fragile States In The Middle East Right sizing Internal Borders

We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to the staff at the Wright State University library. Even in the midst of a pandemic, the staff worked tirelessly and ...

Author: Liam Anderson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781800610071

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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In most regions of the world, federalism (territorial autonomy) is used as a successful institutional means of dispersing political power and accommodating ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity. The Middle East is an exception. Aside from the anomalous case of the U.A.E and Iraq's troubled experiment with federalism, Middle Eastern regimes have largely resisted efforts to decentralize political power. As a result, the norm in the region has been highly centralized, unitary systems that have, more often than not, paved the way for authoritarian rule or played witness to serious internal fragmentation and conflict divided along ethnic or religious lines.Federal Solutions for Fragile States in the Middle East makes an argument for the implementation of federalism in the post-conflict states of the Middle East. The argument operates on two levels: the theoretical and the practical. The theoretical case for federalism is backed by empirical evidence, but to accurately evaluate the practical and logistical feasibility of its implementation in any given case requires detailed knowledge of 'real world' political realities. The book's focus is on four post-conflict states — Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya — though the arguments advanced within have broad regional applicability.
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Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 29, no. ... on Serial Cancellations and Remote Storage Decision in Academic Research Libraries.

Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909720

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 407

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Addresses the art of controlling and updating your library's collection. Discussions of the importance and logistics of electronic resources are integrated throughout the book.
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Rightsizing Your Life

Protecting Your Collection: A Handbook, Survey and Guide for the Security of Rare Books, Manuscripts, Archives, Works of Art and the Circulating Library.

Author: Ciji Ware

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446507172

Category: House & Home

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Whether it's going from the multi-bedroom suburban house to the city condo, or from a country and city house to one cozy cottage, millions of Americans in the coming years will face the task of planning a shift to smaller or more practical quarters, paring down a lifetime of possessions and furnishing their new lives with things that have meaning. This simplification of surroundings and "stuff" will liberate people in mid-life to pursue their passions such as travel or hobbies without the responsibilities of a big house weighing them down. Rightsizing will be more than a handbook about the process of planning a new environment, jettisoning a lifetime's worth fo surplus household items, and moving painlessly into a more suitable space. It will also be the first comprehensive guide to the emotional passage that this winnowing process entails, providing a prescription for the internal hurdles that can easily sabotage sensible decision making.
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Charleston Conference Proceedings 2007

Tomalee Doan, Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University, ... revamping physical spaces, collection rightsizing, developing Web tools, ...

Author: Beth R. Bernhardt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781591587316

Category: Computers

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This volume represents just some of the 175 papers, issues, and discussions that occures during the 27th Charleston Conference. The monograph is divided into five categories encompassing collection development, e-books, serials and e-journals, technical services workflow and cataloging, and miscellaneous subjects.
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Positioning the Academic Library within the University

... set of customer-centric complementary groupings—whether functional, horizontal, or divisional—that we needed to fulfil our role as an academic library ...

Author: Leo Appleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000352146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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Academic libraries are facing uncertain times. The international higher education environment is very volatile and academic libraries and librarians can play a major role in helping to strategically position their parent institution within it. In doing so, there needs to be clarity as to what the position of the academic library is with regard to the role and function it has within the university and how library leadership can have pan-institutional influence and impact. There are several ways in which the academic library can position itself and this collection demonstrates many of these. Strategic alignment with the university and its mission is a fundamental part of successful positioning, as is being flexible, adaptable and responsive to changing needs, requirements and expectations. Developments in research support and scholarly communications, as well as super-convergences with other academic support departments, are examples of such responsiveness. These topics along with other emerging themes, such as library functions and institutional partnerships and collaborations, are all discussed in the book and provide the reader with a rich variety of reflections and case studies on how academic libraries, from across the globe, have addressed their position within their institution. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship.
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Right Sizing the U S Presence Abroad

Purdue University Libraries 139 3 2754 076 923 550 would want to allocate your resources to maximize your particular mission .

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754076923550

Category: National security

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Rightsizing for Corporate Survival

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN KRESGE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LIBRARY THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR. MICHIGAN 48109-1234 DATE DUE JAN (J 1996 -a.

Author: Robert A. Massoudi

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:35128001890274

Category: Client-server computing.

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Rightsizing is an informaation system (IS) philosophy and architecture based on deploying resources where they can do the most good. It involves moving IS away from centralized mainframes or stand-alone LAN environments to enterprise-wide distributed systems. Several strategies are emerging, and this book provides an overview of Sun Microsystem's strategies and recommended methodologies.
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Rightsizing

Medical records : medical records , coding staff and X - ray film library staff . Other administrative support : other administrative staff such as mail ...

Author: Deborah L. Walker

Publisher: Medical Group Management Assn

ISBN: 1568291493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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Rightsizing is the process of determining whether a medical practice has the right number of staff doing the right things at the right time, with the right resources to achieve optimal practice performance. With declining reimbursement and increasing costs, medical practice executives frequently look to staffing as a means of reducing costs. Before taking action, however, they need to know that a higher level of staffing may increase practice revenue. Authors Deborah Walker and David Gans provide the systematic approach to rightsizing staff in the medical practice. They outline a five-step process to benchmark and analyze current staffing, productivity and work processes to realign staffing levels and responsibilities. This book includes a number of tools and resources to help practice executives apply the staff rightsizing process to their organizations. By following the authors' guidelines, practice leaders will realize that rightsizing doesn't always mean downsizing or reducing costs. It means having the right number and right mix of staff to ensure optimal physician productivity and practice efficiency to maximize the practice's financial performance. Book jacket.
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Outsourcing Library Operations in Academic Libraries

This view is also widespread in librarianship. Michael Gorman sees the terms modernizing, restructuring, downsizing, reengineering, rightsizing, ...

Author: Claire-Lise Bénaud

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085097

Category: Education

Page: 215

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As outsourcing becomes more commonplace in libraries, the need for a authoritative guide becomes indisputable. This book, designed to give librarians a broad understanding of outsourcing issues in academic libraries, synthesizes prevailing theories on the topic and describes current outsourcing practices in all areas of librarianship. After a historical overview and a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of outsourcing, the authors outline the steps for planning and implementing a successful outsourcing program. Individual chapters cover collection development, acquisitions and serials management, cataloging, retrospective conversion, authority control, preservation, and public services and systems. A special feature of the book is a detailed survey of more than 200 academic research libraries and other academic libraries about outsourcing practices.
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Collection Management Basics 7th Edition

Advisory Board member Wendy Bartlett notes that in the public library ... with deselection or deaccessioning or even collection rightsizing used at times.

Author: Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859656

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 373

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If the heart of the library is its collection, this textbook provides the keys to the heart of your library. Alongside standards of basic principles and processes, you'll find practical guidance on everything from acquisitions to preservation. Managing collections in today's libraries is more complicated and challenging than ever. Electronic formats, new options for collaboration and sharing, and the drive to use data for evaluation purposes are just a few of the changes now driving collection management. This updated edition of a classic text addresses changes in the field and provides a thorough overview of what collection development specialists now need to know to effectively and efficiently manage processes that range from selection and assessment to sharing resources, handling challenges, weeding, and preservation. Readers will find increased coverage of technical services, intellectual freedom and censorship, and collection policy development, as well as budget development and tracking, joint purchasing, and negotiating with vendors. Updates on e-resources, user needs assessment (including data visualization), and disaster management, along with suggestions for further reading, are also included. Engagingly written and easy to understand, this is a valuable text for students preparing for careers in public, academic, school, and special libraries. It will additionally serve as a training resource and professional refresher for practitioners. Provides faculty and students with a thorough, up-to-date overview of all aspects of the collection development process Helps collection development librarians to address new challenges such as online resources, how to use new tools for assessing your library's collection, developing a budget, and negotiating with vendors Engages readers and is easy to read, with real-life examples to clarify principles and concepts May be used as a text for LIS courses on collection development as well as a resource for training and personal or professional enrichment
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Right sizing the Department of Veterans Affairs Infrastructure

... Second Session, May 11, 2006 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. PENN STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES AOI0061489080.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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ISBN: PSU:000061489080

Category: Electronic government information

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