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Managing library collections in an ongoing and ever-changing process. Between monitoring community interests, cataloging print and digital materials, weeding and preserving, the work of catalogers and technical service staff is never complete. This section will connect you with information about materials acquisition, cataloging, circulation, collection development and maintenance, processing and preservation, and digitization.

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Scoping and Funding Crowdsourcing Projects

 Webinar / Last Modified: 13 December 2016

This webinar will explore how researchers, as well as libraries, museums and archives, interested in studying or using crowdsourcing techniques can seek funding for their ideas.

3 Ways Libraries Can Channel Understanding in Confusing Times

 News / Last Modified: 08 December 2016

As individuals and communities react to conflict in the world, we're reminded of the ways in which libraries often serve as a sanctuary for those looking for physical or emotional safety. But unfortunately, even the committed and welcoming staff who ...

Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies

 Webinar / Last Modified: 17 November 2016

This webinar will explore crowdsourcing techniques used increasingly by organizations and institutions seeking to gather vast amounts of new knowledge and participation from online contributors.

Cataloging as Collaborative Librarianship

 Webinar / Last Modified: 16 November 2016

Archive and associated resources for the June 2, 2011, webinar with Rebecca L. Lubas, Amy Jackson and Sever Bordeianu on cataloging partnerships.

An Introduction to Digital Preservation

 Webinar / Last Modified: 04 November 2016

Archive and associated resources for December 15, 2010, webinar with Lisa A. Gregory, Jennifer Ricker and Amy Rudersdorf presenting on digital preservation.