Collections and resources

selection and ordering

Selection and ordering

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

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

organising resources and collections

Organising resources and collections

Factors influencing the organisation of library resources.

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

withdrawing items

Withdrawing items

Libraries should be weeded regularly.

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

processing and cataloguing

Processing and cataloguing

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

Overview of call numbers and Dewey Decimal Classification.

damaged items

Damaged items

How to avoid damage.

Assessing damage and making repairs.

inventories

Inventory / Stocktake

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.