Baker & Taylor Presents guidelines to developing a high-quality core library collection, and includes discussions on the philosophy behind core collections, strategies for their implementation, and lists containing selection criteria.
Book News Instructions on building an adult core collection and on maintaining and revitalizing an existing collection are given in this guide for public librarians. There is advice on developing a collection policy statement, selecting user-appropriate sources, and serving the library's constituency. Sample core lists are given for seven subject areas. Alabaster recently retired from the Phoenix Public Library. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)