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Collection Development Manual 2005
Circulating Collection Formats

eAudio Digital Audio Books

Collection Goal: continue to add titles to the core collection started in 9/02

 

Major Subclasses Collecting Guidelines Selection Sources Weeding Guidelines Action Items
Class as a whole Emphasis on best sellers and other new titles

Collect fiction, mysteries, science fiction, biographies, and general nonfiction

Collect some business, success and motivation titles

Selection criteria are same as other audiobook formats, with heavy emphasis on current demand.

Buy multiple copies to meet demand

audible.com

AudioFile,LJ, PW

Publishers catalogs

Patron requests

Popular media

No need to weed. Titles can be stored on Audible's servers, as well as our computers. Add new players

Expand subscription list of eAudio alerts

Unabridged Our patrons prefer unabridged and our policy is to buy mostly unabridged recordings audible.com    
Abridged Purchase sparingly to round out collection, when title is on booklists, when an unabridged edition is not yet available

Purchase abridgements of very long nonfiction and biography

audible.com    

 

Last updated: July 07, 2014
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