Floating Collections – an Alternative Concept in Library Collection Management

Beata Anna Obydzińska

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The article is about an alternative concept in library collection management – floating collections – very popular in American public libraries nowadays. Selected literature is presented, the history of approach and a case study from Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) where the author of this article works. Potential benefits and challenges of floating collections are presented as well.

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floating collections, collection management, public libraries

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/fb.2016.58.119
Data publikacji: 2016-12-20 11:49:06
Data złożenia artykułu: 2016-02-20 16:26:36


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