Vendors and Library Acquisitions

Vendors and Library Acquisitions

Book - 1991
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Vendors and Library Acquisitions is an enlightening book that addresses the sometimes troublesome relationships between acquisitions librarians and the jobbers with whom they work. Various issues are explored to establish the most efficient and satisfactory methods of selecting a vendor, the way to gain expertise in evaluating the system, and the best ways to reach a successful relationship with the vendor and the public served by the library.

The book is divided into three sections, the first of which discusses the selection and evaluation of a vendor, from the vendors's point of view. The chapters in this section cover what a vendor can do, should do, and should not be expected to do. The new technologies are also mentioned, with attention paid to the ways in which they have made the job of the vendor both easier and more difficult.

The second section looks at vendor selection and evaluation from the librarians'perspective. Among the topics discussed are: making sure all orders get filled, obtaining material for numerous language groups, containing serials costs, and handling approval plans.

Part Three, "Approval Plans and Vendors," is a study of the similarities that are shared between approval plans, vendors, and librarians. Detailed instructions are given on what and what not to do when setting up an acquisitions program based on approval plans. Non book types of materials are also discussed, which are currently of great interest to many libraries.

This practical book will be of great assistance to anyone working with serials and/or books and vendors.
Publisher: New York : Haworth Press, c1991
Characteristics: xvi, 235 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 1560241217 (acid free paper)
Call Number: R 025.233 KATZ


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