Special Collections materials can be rare and unique, but they can also just be odd and unusual. In this webinar, a special collections cataloger will guide catalogers of all levels through the bibliographic description of special collections monographs.
Join this e-Forum to share insights and learn from national colleagues as the hosts facilitate a discussion while sharing their own experiences and perspectives. Topics include: strategies for using mediated mode to improve collection development, funding models, budget management, managing user expectations, implications for immediate and long-term access, the effect of large-scale streaming collections on independent distributors, and opportunities for collaboration.
This e-Forum will focus on sharing best practices for selection and ongoing evaluation for this important component of library collections. Among other topics, we will cover developing criteria to evaluate journal renewals, the role of usage statistics in those decisions, communication with faculty or other constituents, analysis of packages, and more.
The e-Forum provides an opportunity for librarians and library science students to discuss issues and procedures related to deselection of print books in academic and public libraries.