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John Abbott

  • Professor & Coordinator, Collection Management
  • University Libraries, ASU
  • abbottjp@appstate.edu
  • 828.262.2821
  • 218 College Street
  • Boone NC 28608

There are 7 included publications by John Abbott :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Courage of Our Convictions: Making Difficult Decisions about Serial Collections 2004 320 Three academic librarians, a library administrator, a serials librarian, and a collection development librarian, discuss pressing serials issues as they plan for a move to a new library building. Professional perspectives on serials are juxtaposed as...
End of Year Monies: The Case for Congruence 2008 92 Libraries in public universities and colleges, and sometimes within private institutions as well, are frequently called upon at the end of the fiscal-year cycle to spend-out not only the library’s allocated budget, but also the unspent residue of the...
Moving a Library Collection into New Quarters: Lessons Learned 2007 71 This paper collects the strategies and tasks that the Appalachian State University Library undertook in preparation for the move of its physical collection to a new building from the old library. The paper discusses planning, supervision, winning ca...
National Transportation Week: Second Week in May 1986 87 The topic of transportation incorporates a vast amount of divergent information. The subject matter varies greatly, and includes titles ranging from Camels of the Outback to The Great American Motion Sickness; or Why You Can't Get There from Here. To...
National Union Catalog: Asset or Albatross? 2012 117 Summary of Conference Presentation: Midsize academic libraries face many unique challenges, particularly in the greyer areas of collection management. This presentation addresses these challenges faced by libraries in midsize institutions and how the...
NUC, Quo Vadis? Have Mid-Size Academic Libraries Retained the National Union Catalog Pre-1956 Imprints? 2013 354 Mid-size academic libraries face the dilemma of limited funding and space but are expected to provide the tools their graduate students and faculty need to compete in research. A question faced by these institutions is whether to weed potentially us...
Print Journals: Off Site? Out of Site? Out of Mind? 2003 181 With paper journals seemingly decreasing in importance, libraries need to consider issues of space allocation and storage of journal volumes. Space solutions may include shelving in open, closed, and/or compact shelving, mass storage in off-site, or ...