Evaluating Acquisitions and Collection Management

Author: Linda S Katz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136582215
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Acquisitions Go Global

Author: Jim Agee
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780631049
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Evaluating Acquisitions and Collection Management

Author: Pamela S. Cenzer
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 9781560241607
Format: PDF, 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.

New Automation Technology for Acquisitions and Collection Development

Author: Rosann Bazirjian
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560247326
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New Automation Technology for Acquisitions and Collection Development describes how automation is changing the face of acquisitions as librarians know it and making the future uncertain yet exciting. It documents how libraries have increasingly moved to powerful, second-generation interfaceable or integrated systems that can control all aspects of library operations. The libraries presented as examples show that increasing user expectations, the siren call of cyberspace and network connectivity, and administrative faith in the savings to be obtained from electronic technical services continue to drive the migration to higher-level library management systems. Editor Rosann Bazirjian brings together authors who focus on 5 major themes: the development of automated systems vended services automation and its effects on reorganization the purchasing of electronic resources the relationship between automated acquisitions and accounting The chapters assert that for the acquisitions librarian, second-generation systems hold many promises--in addition to greater speed and functionality, acquisition data may be accessible to a wide user group. They stress the importance of the acquisitions librarian obtaining a system that serves all basic acquisition functions, ensuring maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Included are a description of the Joint Application Design (JAD) process and a developmental progression of serials automation. An overview of FastCat shows its impact on workflow in acquisitions and technical services. The book gives ways to evaluate vendor systems and shows the influence of vended services on acquisitions procedures and their benefits to the profession. By reading New Automation Technology for Acquisitions and Collection Development, acquisitions librarians learn their role in purchasing and acquiring electronic resources and different ways of providing access to them. Suggested answers to selection, purchase, and access questions provide invaluable information. The book gives valuable financial insight, describing the interface between the library and university financial accounting systems, types of audits, the important aspects of standard accounting procedures, and the procedures for an audit trail in the automated acquisitions environment. New Automation Technology for Acquisitions and Collection Development keeps acquisitions librarians up-to-date with the latest developments in their field. The book explores all areas of automation and examines the librarian’s role in these times of change. It is a must read for librarians who need to know the latest developments in their field.

Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities

Author: Irene Owens
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789003683
Format: PDF, ePub
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Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities is a one-of-a-kind guide on the procedures, approaches, and principles needed to make sound decisions in acquiring materials in various areas of the humanities. It gives you an inside look at managerial concerns in documentary delivery, changing budgetary needs, and fluctuations in journal prices and helps you address many of the important questions in acquisitions and collection development within both traditional and technological environments. As contributing author Dennis Dillon puts it, the ultimate goal of humanities librarians “is not to acquire information bytes and bits, but to promote integrity: integrity of texts, integrity of selection, the integrity of the collection, and the integrity of the library and its ultimate purpose.” This objective underlies this multifaceted and comprehensive collection of articles, as the authors address many interesting issues, developments, and challenges in the field, including: selecting candidates for digitization and producing e-texts collecting in areas that don't have immediate utility or that may be unpopular what librarians need to know about the humanities as a discipline in order to effectively meet the informational and technological needs of their constituencies online discussion groups as useful sources of webliographic information cooperative collection building the importance of maintaining a high degree of local ownership for materials the principles, criteria, and tools needed to develop a Native American studies collection document-driven and use-driven approaches to collecting acquiring and preserving records that chronicle the role played by African Americans in the United States’development Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Humanities can help professional librarians, graduate school faculty, and students in information and library science acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for building a broadly based and academically responsive collection. It will certainly help you keep up with changes in the information environment and show you how the tools you've developed for selecting traditional library materials will be useful as you grapple with electronic texts, “spider” search mechanisms on the Web, becoming a webliographer, and budget shortfalls.

Management and Organization of the Acquisitions Department

Author: Twyla Racz
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781560245834
Format: PDF, ePub
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Here is a critical look at the changing roles of the acquisitions department and the acquisitions librarian. Management and Organization of the Acquisitions Department focuses on how acquisitions librarians functioned in the past, how technology has changed their roles today, and what they can look forward to in the future. Readers will find a variety of workable solutions for present problems and issues and will be able to meet future challenges with the same vigor and responsiveness that they have in the past. Authors address a range of pertinent topics and discuss how they have coped with problems faced by their institutions. Chapters examine: the organizational structure that must be established for successful conversion from one automated system to another the role of the acquisitions librarian in the accreditation of academic libraries the fiscal link between the acquisitions department and the parent institution's financial offices organizational changes brought about by budget and staff cuts strategies to allay the fears of acquisitions staffs and keep them involved in satisfying work during budget crises the use of student workers in acquisitions departments and how their roles have changed with the evolution of technology and methodology advantages and disadvantages of copy cataloging in the acquisitions department Individuals involved in library acquisitions departments and libraries in general must keep abreast of increasing changes in their work. Management and Organization of the Acquisitions Department is a helpful source of information and suggestions to guide professionals through turbulent times.

Guide to Performance Evaluation of Library Materials Vendors

Author: American Library Association. Collection Management and Development Committee
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association
ISBN:
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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: -- Selecting material from serial to CD-ROMs-- Participating effectively in the budget process-- Evaluating your existing collections and vendorsPresents an overview of vendor services available for ordering in-print materials. Describes procedures for both manual and automated ordering systems.

Collection Management for the 21st Century

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

Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions

Author: Thomas W. Leonhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678148X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Implementing and Assessing Use Driven Acquisitions

Author: Steven Carrico
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144226277X
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.