Collections and resources

Selecting and purchasing resources to support the curriculum, teachers and students.

Topics include selection criteria, suppliers, ordering, receiving orders, gifts and donations

Covers subscriptions for online videos, magazines, newspapers and databases.

Setting up an eBook and eAudiobook collection is looked at in detail.

Factors influencing the organisation of library resources.

Options to help you create easy to use and attractive collections.

How to process new items and add them to your library system.

Overview of call numbers and Dewey Decimal Classification

Libraries should be weeded regularly.

Topics include weeding criteria, disposal options and dealing with disputed items.

How to avoid damage.

Assessing damage and making repairs.

Libraries are accountable for the resources they manage.

How to plan and complete an inventory or stocktake. This keeps the library catalogue up to date.