Friday, July 25, 2008
Podcast: How Libraries Buy: Librarians Reveal Their Methods for Collection Development
"According to BISG, libraries will spend over $1.8 billion on books in 2008. Buying for a library is quite different from buying for retail. No sales reps call on librarians and they do not return books, so they have to select carefully. In this podcast episode - How Libraries Buy: Librarians Reveal Their Methods for Collection Development - a panel of librarians discuss how they determine the needs of their communities, what sources of information they use to identify titles and how publishers can best reach them"