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Title:
Understanding the business of library acquisitions
Author:
Schmidt, Karen A.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 1999.
Physical Description:
vii, 395 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Acquisitions, the organization, and the future / Business of book publishing / Business of scholarly journal publishing / Publishers, vendors, libraries: troublesome issues in the triangle / Cost of service: understanding the business of vendors / Vendor selection: service, cost, and more service! / Vendor evaluation / Selecting and acquiring materials from abroad

Approval plans: library-vendor partnerships for acquisitions and collection development / Acquiring serials / Out-of-print and antiquarian markets / Gifts and exchanges / Non-print trading / Outsourcing acquisitions: methods and models / Basic acquisitions accounting and business practice / Payment ethics: librarians as consumers / Ethics in acquisitions management

Acquisitions personnel management, organization, and staffing issues / Licensing in lieu of acquiring
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ISBN:
9780838907412
Format :
Book

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Central Library Z689.5.U6 U53 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

As critical as it may be to library success, the acquisitions process is probably still the least understood in any library organization. Acquisitions encompasses a number of different activities that may seem to be the domain of almost every other section in the library. It's no surprise that managing a function that is such an anomaly presents a unique challenge.


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