Acquisitions

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This e-Forum will invite participants to explore the issues and share experiences and practical solutions to the various challenges of providing and managing streaming film services in libraries.
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Booklist’s free webinar series offers multiple programs each month. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

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Booklist’s free webinar series takes place on most Tuesdays and some Thursdays.  Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

This hour-long session gives an overview of key concepts behind demand-driven acquisition, why and how to implement, and benefits to the library and the campus community. Will also give an understanding of the implications for the library collection. An ALCTS webinar--one of two parts.
In-depth discussion of concerns and questions about the implications of demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) on the scholarly communication supply chain. Hour-long ALCTS webinar.
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The first webcast in a series on standards in the library environment addressing why standards are important to libraries in areas other than the traditional technical services areas.
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Acquiring and cataloging e-books received as firm orders presents a unique challenge to librarians accustomed to print material. This session will show participants how to plan and create a workflow for processing these orders using a shared mailbox.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.

Online Course: A basic level, 6-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Broad overview of library acquisitions. Topics include goals and methods of acquiring monographs, financial management, and relationships among acquisitions librarians, library booksellers, subscription agents and publishers.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $139 ALCTS members, $169 nonmembers

LiveeCourseAttendance Cert.

Online Course: A basic level, 4-week asynchronous course offered several times a year.
Offered by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)
Focus: Overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models will be covered.
Features: Instructor guided. 24/7 access to course material. Weekly live online chat discussions.
Cost: $109 ALCTS members, $139 nonmembers

LiveWebinar
Are you a relatively new recruit to the world of acquisitions? Then this engaging, interactive introduction to the basics of this field is for you. Two acquisitions librarians and a library director will share their insights and diverse viewpoints while exploring various approaches and methods that can help acquisitions librarians set sail on a successful career voyage. Topics will include optimizing budgets and staff time, negotiating prices, working with vendors, resource trials, and much more.

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