Collections Management

  • Digital Stewardship Training Courses for Tribal Archives, Libraries, Museums, and Small Public Libraries

    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 ...

  • Multicultural Picture Books: A Deeper Look at Your Collection

    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...

  • Web Archiving for Public Libraries: Self-Paced Course

    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...

  • Weeding the Library Collection: Updated Self-Paced Course

    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...

  • Best Practices and Planning for Digitization Projects

    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.

    The long term viability of digital collections will be ensured only by consideri...

  • Shelving with Dewey: Self-paced Course Updated

    Invite new staff or volunteers to become a top-notch Dewey shelver. In the recently updated course,  Shelving with Dewey, learners new to the Dewey Decimal Classification system lea...

  • Seven Answers to Seven Weeding Questions

    Deciding how to weed your library's collection can be daunting. Decisions about criteria and policies are important to address to provide guidance to weeders. Holly Hibner, Adult Services Coordinator, and Mary Kelly, Adult Services Librarian from the...

  • Unfolding History at Your Library

    In our information-saturated and social-mediated world, we are all subject to some filtering of the news we receive. It's a challenge to get the full picture of things happening, especially complex world events. Think back to the information landscap...

  • Advancing the National Digital Platform: New Report Available

    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...

  • 3 Ways Libraries Can Channel Understanding in Confusing Times

    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 ...