By Jim Agee
This booklet is a advisor that leads the reader via many elements of a library's assortment together with the person, present holdings, choice, and acquisition of recent fabrics. The reader is additionally resulted in reflect on budgets, and the way books are made on hand in twenty first century markets. equipment for assessing library owners are defined. useful information are usually incorporated; innovations and idea are alluded to yet aren't a huge emphasis of the textual content. an international scope creates an inclusive temper for readers in built or constructing international locations. the ultimate bankruptcy speculates upon acquisitions librarianship within the twenty first century, on affects of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and elevated computerization. it is a primary e-book for the coed or training librarian, a booklet that stocks a lot approximately acquisitions yet admits an uncertainty concerning the evolution of the profession.
- The writer brings a world scope, and worldwide examples to the text
- The textual content attracts on greater than a decade of authorial adventure in acquisitions librarianship
- The writer discusses power acquisitions difficulties and solutions
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The New York Times Book Review is one of an established group, almost a genre, of book reviews that are typically very well written; the reviews themselves often having literary value. Publisher catalogues Despite the presence of the Internet, publishers continue to print catalogues for distribution to their target markets. Librarians are a key market for publishers, but catalogues often find their way to the acquisitions manager’s mailbox. Although printed catalogues may seem redundant in the Internet age, they still fill a valuable niche.
A wealth of use data is available in report form from commercial electronic resource providers. One problem with this data is that different electronic products compile reports from different data sets. It may be difficult to accurately compare electronic resources, but at least librarians can obtain analyses of use for electronic products. The 2002 launch of COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources), a standard for 20 Collection evaluation collecting statistics, helped provide consistency among platforms, products, and users.
Off-site storage is discussed in Chapter 4. Other user-centred assessment methods, especially suitable for academic librarians, are those based on bibliographies from student-written papers, questionnaire surveys of students, faculty surveys, or focus groups. While the computerised library management system may provide quantitative data efficiently, excellent qualitative data from groups of students or faculty may explain collection use that is not reflected in statistical compilations. Serials, specifically electronic full-text databases, may be another application of user-centred evaluation methods.
Acquisitions Go Global. An Introduction to Library Collection Management in the 21st Century by Jim Agee