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Collection management

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Guide

Public health crisis management playbook for archives, libraries, and museums

This publication presents a set of guiding processes, resources and tools to aid cultural heritage institutions when planning for, navigating through, and recovering from a significant public health emergency. The playbook contains information for any library, archive or museum staff who will take part in...
Book

Navigating copyright for libraries

This book, produced on behalf of the IFLA Copyright and other Legal Matters Advisory Committee, provides basic and advanced information about copyright, outlines limitations and exceptions, discusses communicating with users and highlights emerging copyright issues.
Report

Library collaboration as a strategic choice: evaluating options for acquiring capacity

This report explores library collaboration as a key strategy for academic libraries in acquiring needed capacity, but also contextualizes it as one sourcing approach among a range of options available to libraries.
Report

A culture of copyright

This report was commissioned by the 'Towards a National Collection' programme, to better understand the ways in which open access shapes how the United Kingdom’s digital cultural heritage collections can be accessed and reused.
Technical report

Technical paper: Alignment of the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) and the ABS Census definitions of homelessness

The purpose of this paper is to outline the alignment and differences in the definitions of homelessness between the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Census of Population and Housing (the Census)...
Report

New model library: pandemic effects and library directions

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted libraries of all types around the world, requiring library leaders to respond to rapidly shifting community and institutional needs. This briefing synthesizes findings and recommendations within the context of work experiences, collections experiences and engagement experiences during the pandemic.
Report

Total cost of stewardship: responsible collection building in archives and special collections

This OCLC research report is a collection of resources designed to support archives and special collections in making informed, shared collection building decisions; bring together collection management and collection development considerations; and support communication between colleagues in curatorial, administrative, and technical services roles.
Report

Management of the national collections — follow-on

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Library of Australia and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have implemented effective collection management practices.
Report

Driven by demand: public library perspectives on the elending market

This report presents findings from a national survey of Australian public libraries exploring how libraries decide which ebooks to purchase. It reports on data about the goals libraries have in building ebook collections, and how they manage and balance those goals against constraints they face.
Briefing paper

What’s a collection anyway?

This paper argues that there is still a need for developing cohesive strategies within individual libraries to ensure that they are investing in resources - whether they are owned, licensed, streamed, shared, or borrowed in a systematic manner, balancing user needs with their stewardship role.
Report

Digital Transformations for UK public libraries: five approaches to a ‘single digital presence’

This report considers the rationale for how digital transformation could support for public libraries in the United Kingdom. It forms the next phase in a sequence of reports and roundtable conversations about how the idea of a “single digital presence” (a term coined by William...
Report

Maple leaves: discovering Canada through the published record

The Canadian contribution to literature, music, film, and other forms of creative expression is rich and deep. Using WorldCat, the world’s largest and most comprehensive aggregation of data describing global library holdings, this report explores the contours of this contribution, as it is manifested in...
Report

Management of the national collections

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian War Memorial have implemented effective collections management practices.
Briefing paper

Red light, green light: aligning the library to support licensing

Prices for certain scholarly resources continue to outpace budget increases, and librarians do not feel in control of budgets and pricing. What if libraries found ways to bring together the whole library behind the objective of stabilizing or reducing what they pay?