Floating Collections : new Opportunities and Challenges for You and Your Library Users

  • Library users want new material to choose from, ways to obtain those bestsellers sooner, and speedy material transfers. Floating your collections may be the answer. Letting the books go to locations where patrons demand them, and having them stay there. If your system is overwhelmed by shipping material from branch to branch, if your users are complaining about selection choices, and it takes forever to get material transferred, floating your system collections may be for you. Floating collections present new opportunities and challenges. Our speaker chaired the Task Group that introduced floating collections at Vancouver Public Library, his public library. Come hear him explain the floating collection concept and describe the implementation process and its impact on his library system and library users.

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Author:Thomas Quigley
Document Type:Conference publication (Presentation slides)
Language:Multiple languages
Date of Publication (online):2009/05/30
Year of Completion:2009
Release Date:2009/05/30
Tag:collection-management; collections
GND Keyword:Kollektion
Themes:Bibliothekarische Dienstleistungen, Bibliotheks-Benutzung
German Bibliothekartage:98. Deutscher Bibliothekartag in Erfurt 2009