Summary: This latest edition continues to cover all phases of collection development--from needs assessment, policies, and the selection process (theory and practice) to publishers, serials, protection, legal issues, censorhip and intellectual freedom. Each chapter has been extensively revised to reflect changing practices, policies, and technologies. To this end, some chapters--electronic materials, government information, audiovisual materials, and resource sharing--have be ...show moreen almost completely rewritten. In addition, electronic serials, introduced in the 4th edition, has been combined with its print counterpart into a single chapter. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 5TH 05
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