Acquisitions Go Global

Author: Jim Agee
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780631049
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is a guide that leads the reader through many aspects of a library’s collection including the user, current holdings, selection, and acquisition of new materials. The reader is also led to consider budgets, and how books are made available in 21st century markets. Methods for assessing library vendors are described. Practical details are frequently included; concepts and theory are alluded to but are not a major emphasis of the text. A global scope creates an inclusive mood for readers in developed or developing nations. The final chapter speculates upon acquisitions librarianship in the 21st century, on influences of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and increased computerization. This is a fundamental book for the student or practicing librarian, a book that shares much about acquisitions but admits an uncertainty about the evolution of the profession. The author brings a global scope, and global examples to the text The text draws on more than a decade of authorial experience in acquisitions librarianship The author discusses potential acquisitions problems and solutions

Implementing and Assessing Use Driven Acquisitions

Author: Steven Carrico
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144226277X
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Implementing and Assessing Use-Driven Acquisitions provides a practical methodology for setting up a use-driven acquisitions plan (UDA) to acquire access to print and e-books for users in academic and special libraries. Each chapter offers specific steps and check-lists libraries can use to develop worthwhile and comprehensive use-driven acquisition plans (also known as demand-driven acquisitions) that fit into the collection development and budgeting objectives of the library. The book proposes methods to assess cost and usage of the content received to determine effectiveness and potential modifications to UDA plans.

Evaluating Acquisitions and Collection Management

Author: Linda S Katz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136582142
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Here is an in-depth book on the process of evaluating your acquisitions and collection management programs. No project, no matter how ingenious or innovative, will be granted support by a funding agency without a solid evaluation plan. Evaluating Acquisitions and Collection Management discusses the reasons evaluation is held in such high regard by administrators. The authors describe a variety of evaluation activities that cover both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The first section of the book covers current trends and the impact on collection development and acquisitions, and how the evaluation of collections can reveal patterns of program support that can then be compared between peer institutions. Other topics include the process of assigning relative value to acquisitions activities, performance appraisal, and methods for improving procedures of acquiring materials. Acquisitions librarians and administrators will find this book extremely helpful in streamlining their acquisitions and collection management programs.

Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions

Author: Thomas W. Leonhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678148X
Format: PDF
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Everything you need to know about adding e-resources to your library's services Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions steers librarians through the process of evaluating, choosing, and managing electronic resources as they expand their collection development policies to include electronic databases. This handy, how-to guide takes a practical approach to acquisitions, providing commonsense information on basic copyright laws, fair use guidelines and policies, offsite and in-house databases, virtual reference software, EDI, and vendors. The book's contributors draw on their own experiences, providing case studies and helpful evaluation checklists, worksheets, and templates. Electronic journals, full-text databases, and electronic books are altering the traditional purpose of the library as an “archive” for publications. Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions provides usable tips on the practical aspects of implementing electronic resources, helping librarians develop the potential of digital media as they work to provide their patrons with top quality access and services in a rapidly changing environment. Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions examines: * evaluating databases for acquisition, retention, and withdrawal * budgeting for electronic resources * measuring user satisfaction * online aggregated databases * licensing agreements * the TEACH (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization) Act * the Digital Millennium Copyright Act * e-mail tools * and much more! Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions is an invaluable aid to librarians working at all levels as they attempt to keep pace with their changing environment.

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management 2nd Edition

Author: Frances C. Wilkinson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610697146
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Updated and enhanced, the second edition of this text provides both library students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of procedural and philosophical approaches in acquisitions management. • Incorporates thoroughly updated information that reflects today's fast-changing world of acquisitions management and addresses the changing landscape of publishing overall • Highlights new web-based materials • Takes an integrated approach to acquisitions functions and operations • Serves as both a manual for practicing acquisitions librarians and support staff and as a textbook for students in library and information science programs

Collection Development and Collection Evaluation

Author: Michael R. Gabriel
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810828773
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Contains approximately 2,000 citations to books, periodical articles, theses, and scholarly papers in English. ...a comprehensive guide to literature...useful to all librarians interested in strengthening their collection development operation, policies and procedures. --PUBLIC LIBRARY QUARTERLY

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Author: Peggy Johnson
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838911919
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.

Collection Management for the 21st Century

Author: G. E. Gorman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313299537
Format: PDF, Docs
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This professional reference shows how changes in all aspects of collection management will affect future activities in this area.

Evaluating Demand Driven Acquisitions

Author: Laura Costello
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081010486
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Evaluating Demand-Driven Acquisitions examines recent research in demand-driven acquisitions in an effort to develop an evaluation framework specific to demand-driven programs. The chapters in this volume focus on the criteria and methods that are used to evaluate the results of demand-driven programs in research. Case studies and pilot programs from all types of libraries—including interlibrary loan to purchase programs, catalog integrated strategies, and evidence-based collection development—help illuminate the current best practices and benchmarks for demand-driven evaluation. This book helps librarians and practitioners evaluate their existing demand-driven programs and make adjustments that could decrease costs or expand existing strategies. It is also suitable for librarians with new or emerging demand-driven programs to use as a framework for developing ongoing assessment programs or evaluating pilot programs. Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of demand driven acquisitions research Separates research findings by evaluation criteria for ease of use Serves as a reference for diverse libraries, including academic, public, and corporate libraries Synthesizes the most current research on this increasingly popular library strategy

Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians

Author: American Library Association. Subcommittee on Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838934630
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Skillfully acquisitions and collection development plays a key role in creating exceptional libraries. These authoritative resources provide the guidance you need to build and maintain the comprehensive, high-quality collection your customers demand. Get expert advice on: a- selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs; b- participating effectively in the budget process; and c- evaluating your existing collections and vendors. Developed by ALA's Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, this blueprint for a collection-development training program can be easily adapted to meet the collection management goals and organizational structures found in libraries of all types and sizes. Outlines for training are given in these areas, among many others: collection and development policies; selection and review processes; weeding and deselection; and navigating electronic networks. The guide divides training into three skill levels, supplies a curriculum framework matched to collection duties, and identifies competencies achievable after training.