Moving Materials

Moving Materials

Physical Delivery in Libraries

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Primarily written by Horton (director, Colorado Library Consortium) and Smith (delivery services, South Central Library System) this book also includes selected articles from other contributors. Despite the growth in electronic publishing, most of the material in libraries still has to be moved from one branch to another, sent on interlibrary loan, or even delivered to patrons at their homes. Distance education programs of colleges often deliver materials to students as well. This volume explores issues related to outsourcing of delivery functions and materials management strategies. It also focuses on ways that delivery needs could be reduced, such as floating items that stay at the library branch to which they are returned and cooperative collection development where items are bought by the university where it is most likely to be used. Contains a useful glossary, bibliography and index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2010
ISBN: 9780838910016
Branch Call Number: REF 025.6 MOVIN
Characteristics: vi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Bruce 1967-
Horton, Valerie


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