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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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Advancing the National Digital Platform: New Report Available

 News / Last Modified: 06 April 2017

A report summarizing the results of needs assessment and gap analysis of digitization activities in US public libraries and state library agencies is now available from OCLC Research. The 2016 surveys explored areas including how many libraries are p...

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.