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Gifts as a Component of Collection Building Activities in Croatian Public Libraries


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Hebrang Grgić, Ivana. (2011). Gifts as a Component of Collection Building Activities in Croatian Public Libraries. Vjesnik bibliotekara Hrvatske, 54(3). pp. 95-106. ISSN 0507-1925

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Gifts present an important component of collection building in all libraries. The paper gives a short overview of literature on this topic, an overview of Croatian legal regulations of gifts to libraries, and the results of the survey of procedures of dealing with gifts in Croatian public libraries. The purpose of the survey was to determine the quantity and frequency of presenting gifts in Croatian public libraries, the procedures of receiving gift offers, the practices and reasons for accepting or refusing gifts, the ways of thanking the book donors, and the procedures concerning the gifts documentation. The survey has tried to find out whether libraries have written policies and procedures on dealing with gifts. The conclusion of the research shows what needs to be done in order to deal with gifts transparently and in accordance with the legal regulations, and thus ensure that both libraries and their users benefit from the gifts.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: gifts for collections, collection development policy, public libraries, Croatia
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 14:39
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 16:31

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