Audio recorders to zucchini seeds building a library of things /

Other Authors: Robison, Mark, Shedd, Lindley,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
Physical Description: viii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I. History
  • A history of things collections : from specialized precursors to present-day diversity / Mark Robison and Lindley Shedd
  • Part II. Things collections in public libraries
  • Measure twice, cut once : a long-lasting tool lending library in berkeley / Adam Broner
  • Book-a- bike : increasing access to physical activity with a library card / James Hill
  • The LibraryFarm / Jill Youngs
  • Seed libraries : lend a seed, grow a community / R. Tanner and Betsy Goodman
  • The real toy story : a toy lending collection / Sue Kirschner
  • Create, share, play : Sacramento's library of things / Michelle Alvarado, Justin Azevedo, and Amy Calhoun
  • Part III. Things collections in academic libraries
  • Technology and small college libraries : trying to be everything to everyone / Brian Burns
  • Providing hands-on teacher preparation : collecting and maintaining curriculum materials / Jennifer Harvey and Rochelle Krueger
  • Loaning technology and media production equipment / Shelly McCoy
  • Faculty/librarian collaboration in the age of media : building a collection of media services to support the integration of video production into the curriculum / Mitchell Shuldman
  • Going beyond books : lendable technology, interdisciplinary innovation, and the revitalization of an academic library / Tara Radniecki and Tod Colegrove
  • Building game collections in academic libraries : a case study at the University of North Texas / Diane Robson, Sue Parks, and Erin Miller
  • Seeing and hearing the world in new ways : VCU's collection of scopes and other instruments / Eric D. M. Johnson
  • Part IV. Special libraries
  • Things collections, Alaska-style : furs, skulls, mounts / Celia Rozen, Helen Woods, and Ed Kazzimir
  • Part V. Best practices
  • Best practices: building your own library of things / Lindley Shedd and Mark Robison
  • Appendix a. general maintenance of hand and electric tools
  • Appendix b. book-a-bike lending agreement
  • Appendix c. book-a-bike parental or legal guardian consent
  • Appendix D. book-a-bike safety inspection checklist
  • Appendix E. seed return form
  • Appendix f. draft agreement for housing, maintenance, and circulation of collection of skulls, furs, and bird mounts
  • Appendix G. catalog information for furs, mounts, and skulls collection
  • Appendix H. furs, mounts, and skulls collection statement of responsibility.