This select and annotated bibliography covers the area of collection management, largely as defined by the scope of this volume. It is limited to material published since 1990, as there are several excellent bibliographies covering earlier material (see, for example, the bibliographies of Thomas Nisonger listed below in ‘Collection evaluation and review’). Within this time span, the primary focus is upon more recent material as with the increasing introduction of electronic resources change has been so marked.
A conscious decision was taken not to arrange the material included here in the sequence of the chapters in this volume. This was for two reasons: first, each chapter already lists ‘Further reading’ as its final section. Second, there are some topics – such as copyright or government publications – which are discussed in several chapters. It seemed more useful to bring material on these topics together.
Following the general material which appears immediately below, items are grouped into broad subject areas, arranged alphabetically.
Collection management journal titles
Against the Grain
The Bottom Line
Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services
Library Resources and Technical Services
The following titles are also worth checking for collection management articles.
Australian Academic & Research Libraries
College & Research Libraries
Information Technology & Libraries
Journal of Academic Librarianship
Journal of Library Administration
Journal of Library and Information Science
Library Admin and Management
Library Hi Tech
http://acqweb.library.vanderbilt.edu/acqweb/lis_cd.html [22 April 2001]. Provides comprehensive links to information and resources of interest to acquisitions or collection development librarians. Includes listservs. International in scope.
Atkins, S. (1996) Mining automated systems for collection management. Library Administration and Management, 10 (1), 16–19. Describes the way that data from library automated systems may be used for collection development planning and management, urging librarians not to waste this capacity.
Baker, D. (ed.) (1997) Resource management in academic libraries, Library Association Publishing. Includes chapters on academic libraries, resource management, old and new universities and colleges of advanced education, total quality management, performance indicators, costing, fund allocation and formulae, research collections, IT, operating costs and space planning. Four of the 16 chapters are by Baker.