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.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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Publish Date: News / 20 September 2021
As archivist for the Indiana Historical Society, Maire Gurevitz’s role is twofold: unraveling the stories hidden in new and existing collections and helping researchers investigate their own mysteries. COVID-19 presented a new challenge, but one that...
Publish Date: Webinar / 17 August 2021
The OurStoryBridge project has released a free toolkit of resources for libraries to create online, three-to five- minute oral histories.
Publish Date: News / 26 April 2021
We learned about these fantastic book discussion kits in recent Ohio Library Council News and reached out to Caitlin Campbell, Children's Librarian, at the Oxford Lane Library in Ohio, to learn more about the project and the resources included in...
Publish Date: News / 26 January 2021
This resource is part of the Toolkit for Creating Smart Spaces, a toolkit to help you re-envision your library’s place as a center of community learning. It might seem ideal to be able to build a whole new building or at least a large additi...
Digital Stewardship Training Courses for Tribal Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Small Public Libraries
Publish Date: News / 17 November 2020
OCLC's WebJunction, in partnership with Washington State University's Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, is creating a series of 10 free online courses for staff at tribal archives, libraries, museums (TALMs), and small public libraries on ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 8 October 2020
In this webinar, hear from organizations on policies and procedures they are using during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publish Date: News / 5 December 2019
Do you feel it is important to have a diverse children’s collection, but don’t always know where to start? The Diverse BookFinder Collection Analysis Tool (CAT), funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is specifically des...
Publish Date: News / 8 August 2019
The fact that the news, events, celebrations and even disasters that take place in our local communities are by now almost solely documented online is itself no longer new information. For many years the decline of print news has paralleled the incre...
Publish Date: News / 2 July 2019
Mention collection development and most librarians think of the selection of new materials for the library. Weeding - removing library materials from your collection - is an often forgotten, yet integral part of collection development. In this update...
Publish Date: News / 23 May 2018
Alyce L. Scott, a lecturer with the School of Information at San Jose State University, explores the best practices and planning needed for digitization projects.