Collections Management

Author: Anne Fahy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134830521

Category: Art

Page: 320

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Collections Management brings together leading papers exploring some of the major issues affecting collections management. Providing information about initiatives and issues for anyone involved in collections management, Fahy identifies the main issues relating to collecting and disposal of collections and discusses why museums should develop appropriate documentation systems. Examining the status of research within museums, the various sources of advice relating to security and addresses the basics of insurance and indemnity, Collections Management is an invaluable and very practical introduction to this topic for students of museum studies and museum professionals.

Collection Management Basics, 6th Edition

Author: G. Edward Evans,Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 467

Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections—the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.

Museum Collections Management

Author: Freda Matassa

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856047016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 9146

This landmark publication is the first to draw together all aspects of museum collections management in one handbook. It is designed for anyone with responsibility for a cultural collection and covers everything a collections manager needs to know. It describes professional practice in managing cultural objects and works of art, whatever the size and nature of the collection. The book includes essential information on: Legal aspects of collections Ethical issues such as due diligence and immunity from seizure Up to date concerns such as sustainability, crossing borders and financial constraints Loans, acquisitions, inventory and movement. The book describes all collections management procedures in a simple step-by-step process and is clear and easy to use with all procedures based on international museum practice. Examples of real forms, policies and documents drawn from major museums are included throughout the text and act as guides for any transaction. Readership: Packed full of practical information, advice and good practice, this will be essential reading for all museum professionals, curators of private collections and museum studies students.

Collections Management in the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland

Author: Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0102940053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

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The National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland (MAGNI), created in 1998, brought together the Ulster Museum, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, and the Ulster-American Folk Park (and it is also responsible for the operation of W5, the first Science Discovery Centre in Ireland, opened in 2001). The collection comprises some 1.45 million artefacts and works of art. The NIAO examined the structure of MAGNI, and the documentation and storage of the collection. Since 1994 all acquisitions have been documented to SPECTRUM (Standard ProcEdures for CollecTions Recording Used in Museums) standards, an internationally recognised standard for museum documentation. Although considerable progress has been made in computerisation, less than ten per cent of records are currently computerised. NIAO recommends: (i) a key performance indicator covering the percentage of the collection documented to international standards, reported annually; (ii) more photographing of important items (for records and internet use); (iii) regular physical inspection of a sample of records. At present only ten percent of the collection is on display. Storage of the remainder in some 50 separate locations was found to be poor or unacceptable in 30 locations, although the main stores holding the bulk of the collection are classed as good to excellent. NIAO welcomes the storage development plan being created, and recommends consideration of a centralized store, and performance indicators on storage conditions and internet accessibility to improve public access to the collections.

Trends in Rare Book & Documents Special Collections Management

Author: Caroline Rinaldy

Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc

ISBN: 1574400959

Category: Education

Page: 88

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This special report examines the management practices and business decisions of special collections libraries with a focus on rare books, manuscripts, maps, and other historical documents. The report profiles the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University-Provo, the Huntington Library, the Newberry Library, the San Antonio Public Library, the Watkinson Library at Trinity College, the Special Collections Research Center at the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, and the Bancroft Library at the University of California-Berkeley. Interviews were conducted in November and December of 2007. Additional information through an online form was provided by San Jose State University Kent State University Map Library AGS Libraries, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and California State University-Chico.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 407

View: 9040

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.

Electronic Collection Management

Author: Suzan D Mcginnis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131795193X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

View: 6031

Build and manage your collection of digital resources with these successful strategies! This comprehensive volume is a practical guide to the art and science of acquiring and organizing electronic resources. The collections discussed here range in size from small college libraries to large research libraries, but all are facing similar problems: shrinking budgets, increasing demands, and rapidly shifting formats. Electronic Collection Management offers new ideas for coping with these issues. Bringing together diverse aspects of collection development, Electronic Collection Management investigates traditional strategies that still have value and suggests innovative solutions to new problems. It also offers informed discussion on how collection development and management are likely to change in the future. More and more, the emphasis is turning from collecting information to organizing it, a paradigm shift that is nothing short of a revolution in library science. Electronic Collection Management examines some of the toughest issues of electronic collections management, including: handling tensions in liberal arts colleges over patron expectations, library budgets, and collection priorities taking technical issues into account in selecting electronic resources controlling costs for scientific serials organizing electronic resources for ease of access facing the challenges of distance learning finding fresh perspectives on traditional publication formats Electronic Collection Management presents practical advice and solid information on the urgent issues subject bibliographers and collection development librarians are confronting today.

Credits and Collections

Management and Theory

Author: Theodore N. Beckman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Collecting of accounts

Page: 660

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Collection Management

Current Issues

Author: Sarah Shoemaker

Publisher: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 74

View: 4557

Collections Management System

Complete Self-Assessment Guide

Author: Gerard Blokdyk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719591911


Page: 142

View: 9645

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Collection Management for Youth

Responding to the Needs of Learners

Author: Sandra Hughes-Hassell,Jacqueline C. Mancall

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 103

View: 6587

Connecting to the guidelines of Information Power, Collection Management for Youth is grounded in educational theory to help relate the "whys" with the "hows". Using educational theory and research, it describes a plan to build and maintain a solid collection in the midst of flux, while meeting students' information needs in a holistic context.

Collection Management for the 21st Century

A Handbook for Librarians

Author: G. E. Gorman,Ruth H. Miller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313299537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 339

View: 5781

This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area.

Collection Management

Background and Principles

Author: William A. Wortman

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

View: 1468

Discusses the important considerations in managing library collections, including selection, users, costs, access, preservation, and weeding

Newspapers collection management: printed and digital challenges / La gestión de colecciones de periódicos: desafiós en impresos y digitales

Proceedings of the International Newspaper Conference, Santiago de Chile, April 3-5, 2007

Author: Hartmut Walravens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598441010

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 407

View: 1246

This volume offers presentations at the most recent events of the IFLA Newspapers Section (Santiago de Chile, May 2007 & Durban, August 2007). The Santiago International Newspaper Conference as the first of its kind, aimed at taking stock of the Latin American newspaper collection and analyzing current activities from the basics to sophisticated digitization and software technologies. Most presentations are offered in Spanish and English. This publication focuses on the key issues in newspaper librarianship - preservation and access - in which digitization is a very important tool.

Mammal collection management

Author: Hugh H. Genoways,Clyde Jones,O. L. Rossolimo,International Commission for Mammalogical Collections. Conference

Publisher: Texas Tech Univ Pr


Category: Nature

Page: 219

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Collection Conundrums

Solving Collections Management Mysteries

Author: Rebecca A. Buck,Jean Allman Gilmore

Publisher: Amer Alliance of Museums Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

View: 7751

Collection Conundrums provides guidelines for investigating and determining what to do with the oddities found in every museum collection -- objects without record, identification or sometimes even a location. Written by registrars Rebecca Buck and Jean A. Gilmore, editors of the best-selling Museum Registration Methods 5th Edition, this volume contains essential information for museums large and small, new and old. The text features a history of registration methods and the standards for collection documentation and care, along with sample documents such as loan agreements, co-tenancy agreements, storage agreements, and deed of gift. Essential reading for everyone involved in collections planning and management.

Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Susan K. Kendall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442274220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

View: 6404

In Health Sciences Collection Management for the Twenty-First Century, readers learn about best practices and also the big picture and the deeper changes that affect decision making. Chapter contributors and stories about different libraries’ experiences provide unique perspectives to topics and demonstrate the thoughtfulness of today’s health sciences collection management librarians.