Collections

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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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Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies

 Webinar / Last Modified: 21 July 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.

Scoping and Funding Crowdsourcing Projects

 Webinar / Last Modified: 21 July 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: 26 May 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 ...

Gamer's Advisory 101: Breaking the Monopoly

 News / Last Modified: 01 March 2016

The hobby board game market is booming. Everywhere news media outlets pronounce that board games are "making a comeback" or are "going through a golden age" or experiencing a "renaissance" or are "in full swing.&quo...

What Languages Do Public Library Collections Speak?

 News / Last Modified: 04 November 2015

In May of 2014, Slate published a series of maps illustrating the languages other than English spoken in each of the fifty US states. In nearly every state, the most commonly spoken non-English language was Spanish. But when Spanish is excluded as we...