18930"The Company They Keep"
- Sep 11, 2007Diana Glyer's excellent book, THE COMPANY THEY KEEP, has been chosen
as part of the YBP's Core 1000 (second quarter 2007). Libraries are no
doubt familiar with the Yankee Book Peddlers but, for those of us who
"YBP Library Services is pleased to make available the YBP CORE 1000.
YBP has developed, designed and implemented this service to aid
academic libraries in assessing current collections and to allow
smaller academic libraries the opportunity to benefit from
participation with a seasoned vendor in collection development.
"Each quarter year YBP will release a segment of the Core 1000 list
that will include 250 titles. The Profiling Bibliographers at YBP
select these titles for inclusion on the list. The selection process
is complex. The profiling unit, which describes each title
book-in-hand, will maintain lists of titles each quarter within the
subject matter specialty assigned to that Profiler. Thereafter, the
titles selected are carefully screened to identify major titles that
will stand the test of time and be expected to be contained within
good collections. The four quarterly lists of 250 titles will be
combined in February and form the Core 1000 for that year.
"Each year over 50,000 new titles are published that have relevance to
the academic market. The YBP Core 1000 list is a valuable tool in
assuring that essential titles are added to the collections. The
skill, judgment, knowledge and experience of YBP's profiling
bibliographers are the foundation upon which the Core 1000 is built.
Thus, the intellectual honesty in describing titles, a proud YBP
hallmark, will remain and neither publishers nor trends will influence
the selection of titles for the benefit of academic libraries."
This is an excellent book - y'all should read it!
-- Lynn --
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