to Out-of-Print Materials
ALCTS Acquisitions Guides Series #12
By Narda Tafuri, Anna Seaberg, and Gary Handman
Guide to Out-of-Print Materials presents an overview of both
traditional and online resources available to the acquisitions librarian locating
and acquiring out-of-print material. Organized by type of material acquired,
this guide includes valuable listings for books, serials, and audio-visual
materials, a glossary of terms, and Web site listings for quick reference.
Softcover - 50 pages, 1 edition (2003). Scarecrow Press,
to Managing Approval Plans, No. 11
By Susan Flood
As acquisitions and collection management tools, approval plans provide an
excellent framework for implementing library collection development policies.
But to be truly successful, the approval plan process requires careful management,
regular evaluation, and refinement.
The Guide to Managing Approval Plans describes the different types
of approval plans, explains how and when they may be used, and clearly outlines
the key factors that make them work. All essential information on managing
approval plans is included, such as key elements in vendor selection; how
to construct the approval plan profile; specialized approval plans; and acquisitions
processing and financial management.
Price: $18.00 ALA Members: $16.20
Softcover - 72 pages, 1 edition, (1998). ALA Editions;
ISBN: 0-8389-3481-1; ALA Order No: 3481-1-2270
to Performance Evaluation of Serials Vendors, No. 10
By Serials Section, Acquisitions Committee
Evaluating serials vendors is the best way to ensure quality service at an
affordable cost. This guide provides the tools for measuring vendor systems
and services including subscription agents and standing order vendors, and
explains how to collect and analyze vendor performance data for comparison.
It also covers how to incorporate vendor evaluation into regular work activity
so that crisis situations do not force the issue.
Price: $15.00 ALA Members: $13.50
Softcover - 48 pages, 1 edition, (1997). ALA Editions;
ISBN: 0-8389-3469-2; ALA Order No: 3469-2-2270
to Preservation in Acquisition Processing, No. 8
By Marsha J. Hamilton
Small but mighty, this guide provides basic preservation terminology; discusses
the role the acquisition librarian plays in the preservation of library collections;
encourages acquisitions librarians to integrate preservation activities into
the acquisition process and discusses the coordination of acquisition, collection
development, and preservation functions; and offers scenarios for handling
items in poor condition in the acquisition process.
Price: $10.00 ALA Members: $9.00
Softcover - 20 pages, 1 Edition, (1993) ALA Editions;
ISBN: 0-8389-0611-7; 6"X9"; ALA Order No: 0611-7-2270
Other ALCTS Publications of Interest:
Yours: Models for Managing Electronic Resources and Services
ALCTS Papers on Library Technical Services and Collections, No. 7
Peggy Johnson and Bonnie MacEwan, Editors
Key experts in collection development and acquisitions from academic and
public libraries describe the best practices and current strategies for selecting,
acquiring, and circulating electronic resources and information.
Price: $25.00 ALA Members: $22.00
Softcover - 176 pages, 1 Edition, (1999); ALA Editions;
ISBN: 0-8389-0753-9; ALA Order No.: 0753-9-2270
More ALCTS Papers on
Library Technical Services and Collections
Guide to Out-of-Print Materials