Budgets for Acquisitions

Budgets for Acquisitions

by Sul H Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560241586

ISBN-13: 9781560241584

Pub. Date: 07/01/1991

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.…  See more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560241584
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/1991
Series:
Journal of Library Administration Series
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Budgeting for Monographs, Serials, and Electronic Databases - How Should the Tart Be Cut?1
The Challenge of Maintaining Research Collections in the 1990s17
Monograph Collections in Scientific Libraries: Sacrificial Lambs in the Library Lea?27
Been Down So Long, It Looks Like Up to Me49
The Electronic Library: Analysis and Decentralization in Collection Decisions71
J & B the Proper Blend: Harsh Reality or Seamless System85
Who Gets What: Allocating the Library's Materials Budget99
Balancing Collections, Balancing Budgets in Academic Libraries121

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