July 12, 2005
Questions Solicited for Core Collection Program in San Antonio
We are presenting a program on The "What is a Core Collection Anymore" program will be presented on Tuesday, July 19 from 4-5 p.m. The program will focus on the application of the ABA's draft standards 605 and 606 to academic library collections. See Text of the March draft of the Standards.
Join three law library directors, (Phyllis Marion, California Western School of Law, Rita T. Reusch Univ. of Utah School of Law and Chris Simoni, Northwestern Univ. School of Law) for a stimulating panel discussion addressing this continually evolving standard. If you would like to suggest questions for the panel, please feel free to email them to Lisa Arm, Collection Development Librarian, Boston University Law Library.
Some suggested questions so far are:
- "How do I maintain and build my collection in the wake of constantly changing standards?"
- "I'm director of XXX law library and I have an inspection coming up (next year), what are some of the things I should be doing this year in light of the new standards…"
- "I'm a collection development librarian and not a director. Where can I see an updated standard?" Is there a particular blog or listserv that is following this closely? (if not a director)
- "I am planning to put XXX into offsite storage (or withdraw paper copies). Will I be penalized by the ABA if I don't have the physical volumes on my shelves, even though I have access electronically? Access vs. ownership, is access enough?
- "If collection count is not being used any longer, how will I be able to compare my library to other libraries of similar size?"?
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