Budgets for AcquisitionsBudgets for Acquisitions



This book deals with the increasingly demanding problems of smaller acquisitions budgets.

Author: Sul H. Lee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560241586

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Page: 134

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This book deals with the increasingly demanding problems of smaller acquisitions budgets. In recent years librarians have seen their finances diminishing while the prices of serials and monographs have risen steadily. Gone are the days when librarians and faculty had the state and/or private funding to be able to obtain all the books they needed to stay truly current. Now with major decisions having to be made concerning such things as automation, monograph collections, and subscription renewals, librarians are having to assume the role of business manager and dealer. Budgets for Acquisitions takes an in-depth look at the current situation and offers practical suggestions for working through the lean years. Strategies for getting the most for your money when dealing with vendors, selective collection development and maintenance, and making calculated decisions on how to divide the library's funds are just a few of the topics covered in this helpful new book.

Declining Acquisitions BudgetsDeclining Acquisitions Budgets



The structure of the budget should force the institution therefore to recognize
publication - especially commercial ... suggest using the previously identified
services as the new budget categories , then 48 DECLINING ACQUISITIONS
BUDGETS.

Author: Sul H. Lee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560246138

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Page: 138

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Have the high costs of information and reductions in library budgets put you in a dilemma? Declining Acquisitions Budgets is a key resource in beginning the task of re-thinking traditional methods of collection development and maintenance. The contributing authors to this volume provide you with thought-provoking chapters which touch on library, business, and societal issues as related to your work as a library administrator. They enable you to take a more economical approach to developing and maintaining a great collection--with a smaller budget. Specific areas covered by the contributors include: ideas for the director facing an acquisitions dilemma a unique formula for maintaining book collections new strategies for reevaluating acquisitions budgeting allocating acquisitions budgets with flexibility new practices in acquisitions budgeting based on the Ohio State University libraries’indexing system access vs. ownership in science collection development a project outline to gather circulation information for use in collection development what services a subscription vendor can offer in the collection assessment and evaluation process Library professionals throughout the country need to learn how to survive in a world of rising information costs and reductions in library budgets. Declining Acquisitions Budgets is a step in the right direction, with insightful strategies and ideas to help readers negotiate their way through these troublesome times.

Acquisitions Budgets and Material CostsAcquisitions Budgets and Material Costs



... the core material , do we not have an obligation to acquire it as quickly ,
efficiently , and economically as possible ? CONCLUSION What does all this
have to do with poor libraries , libraries with lean budgets ? Before approval
plans can be ...

Author: Sul H. Lee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866566902

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Page: 165

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In times of tight materials budgets, steeply rising prices, and rapidly expanding information formats, library professionals will appreciate the valuable insights into acquisitions processes and management of material costs that are offered in this practical new book. Respected librarians and vendor representatives contributed to this volume--the published proceedings of a recent conference held at the University of Oklahoma. These experts examine approval plans, including a new approach for the publisher-based plan; the impact of inflation, including the increasing costs of titles in selected subject disciplines, causes for the costs, and ramifications for libraries and suppliers; and the process of materials budgeting from the collection of data to the justification of the budget. With increasing demands on librarians to find better budget management strategies and to develop more effective material acquisition processes, an environment has evolved in which librarians and book vendors are forced to examine their methods of acquiring and supplying materials to libraries. Acquisitions, Budgets, and Material Costs: Issues and Approaches provides librarians with readily applicable solutions to today's acquisition problems.

Collection Assessment and Acquisitions BudgetsCollection Assessment and Acquisitions Budgets



... resource sharing of printed materials in discrete collections is not the ultimate
solution to problems of limited resource budgets. ... “Methods and Issues in
Collection Evaluation Today," Library Acquisitions" Practice & Theory 9 (1985):
22. 3.

Author: Sul H Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317951094

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Page: 148

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This invaluable new book contains timely information about the assessment of academic library collections and the relationship of collection assessment to acquisition budgets. The rising cost of information significantly influences academic libraries’abilities to acquire the necessary materials for students and faculty, and public libraries’abilities to acquire material for their clientele. Collection Assessment and Acquisitions Budgets examines different aspects of the relationship between the assessment of academic library collections and the management of library acquisition budgets. Librarians, researchers, and representatives from major library vendors present studies and opinions on collection assessment and acquisition budgets. Collection Assessment and Acquisitions Budgets explores the issues and tools related to collection assessment and also presents insight into the relationships between libraries and vendors. Some of the topics covered by this volume include: current factors influencing libraries’abilities to acquire information an examination of trends affecting libraries and information vendors use studies and collection development management of acquisition funds criteria to evaluate information vendors relationships between libraries and vendors These informative chapters discuss current issues and present the latest research findings relating to collection assessment and acquisition budgets. Practicing librarians, students in the field, and librarians involved in administration and especially acquisitions and collection development will gain a better understanding of the complexities of collection and the factors affecting acquisitions budgets. Librarians will find practical information, including product reviews and opportunities to use automated tools in the assessment process, the benefits and problems of serial review projects, types of assistance vendors can provide libraries in the collection assessment process, the importance of collection assessment in the competition for funding, and ideas for the use of circulation data in the collection assessment process.

Acquisitions Budgets and Material CostsAcquisitions Budgets and Material Costs



In times of tight materials budgets, steeply rising prices, and rapidly expanding information formats, library professionals will appreciate the valuable insights into acquisitions processes and management of material costs that are offered ...

Author: Sul H Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317951179

Category:

Page: 165

View: 711

In times of tight materials budgets, steeply rising prices, and rapidly expanding information formats, library professionals will appreciate the valuable insights into acquisitions processes and management of material costs that are offered in this practical new book. Respected librarians and vendor representatives contributed to this volume--the published proceedings of a recent conference held at the University of Oklahoma. These experts examine approval plans, including a new approach for the publisher-based plan; the impact of inflation, including the increasing costs of titles in selected subject disciplines, causes for the costs, and ramifications for libraries and suppliers; and the process of materials budgeting from the collection of data to the justification of the budget. With increasing demands on librarians to find better budget management strategies and to develop more effective material acquisition processes, an environment has evolved in which librarians and book vendors are forced to examine their methods of acquiring and supplying materials to libraries. Acquisitions, Budgets, and Material Costs: Issues and Approaches provides librarians with readily applicable solutions to today’s acquisition problems.

Declining Acquisitions BudgetsDeclining Acquisitions Budgets



This book, first published in 1993, is a key resource in beginning the task of re-thinking traditional methods of collection development and maintenance.

Author: Sul H. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000757873

Category:

Page: 142

View: 682

This book, first published in 1993, is a key resource in beginning the task of re-thinking traditional methods of collection development and maintenance. The contributing authors to this volume provide thought-provoking chapters which touch on library, business, and societal issues as related to work as a library administrator. They advise on how to take a more economical approach to developing and maintaining a great collection - with a smaller budget.

Impact of Devolved Budgeting on Library and Information Services in Universities in the UKImpact of Devolved Budgeting on Library and Information Services in Universities in the UK



A sensible use of resources should require a proper balance between
purchasing materials and purchasing information as and when it is needed . If
departments were to have absolute freedom to set their own budgets for
acquisitions then it ...

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000067318307

Category:

Page: 66

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Understanding the Business of Library AcquisitionsUnderstanding the Business of Library Acquisitions



However , day - to - day management and oversight of the budget usually falls to
the acquisitions professional . Again , automated systems have dramatically
improved the control and reporting capabilities available . The acquisitions
librarian ...

Author: Karen A. Schmidt

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: UOM:39015057585955

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Page: 395

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This expanded and greatly enhanced edition of Understanding the Business of Library Acquisitions provides all new information about successfully managing acquisitions through optimum staffing, sound acquisitions practices, and effective organization. Many chapters have been updated to reflect the emphasis on the use of technology in acquisitions.

Academic Library ResearchAcademic Library Research



30 Acquisitions Budgets Academic libraries have faced ever - increasing
materials costs and acquisitions budgets that were not growing as fast as those of
their parent institutions . Despite this , very little research was conducted on how ,
or ...

Author: Marie L. Radford

Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015079149939

Category:

Page: 315

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Advances in information technology, networked systems, and especially the advent of the Web have driven a rapid and vast change in academic libraries. Almost every aspect of library work has been dramatically impacted by the Web which enabled greatly enhanced remote access to collections and services and has prompted innovations such as virtual reference, e-book and e-journal collection development, and digitized archives. Academic Library Research: Perspectives and Current Trends updates traditional topics that have undergone exceptional, and in some cases, unexpected change since 1990 as well as reaching into new areas that have developed. It combines theoretical scholarship as well as research designed to inform practice, including case studies and user surveys.

School Library and Media Center Acquisitions Policies and ProceduresSchool Library and Media Center Acquisitions Policies and Procedures



One person who serves four buildings pointed out that the budget was at the
principal's discretion . For one building the respondent received $ 600 , while the
budget at another was $ 1,800 . One respondent said , “ There is no budget .

Author: Betty Kemp

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCAL:B4208268

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Page: 274

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