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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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You're Not a Real Fan: What Libraries Can Offer Fandom

 News / Last Modified: 06 March 2017

Fandom, enthusiasts surrounding a particular work or interest, is becoming increasingly popular. Members of fandom, as well as those researching this phenomenon, agree that it has a positive impact on individuals including improved social and technic...

The World of Cataloging

 Document / Last Modified: 21 February 2017

Links to basic cataloging resources, discussions on cataloging, and the most recent developments.

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.