Acquisitions Resources

Guide to Ethics in Acquisitions 2014
Provides an historical perspective on ethics related to acquisitions of library materials and gives practical examples of situations that require thoughtful consideration of ethical behavior.

Guide to Implementing and Managing Patron-Driven Acquisitions 2012
This rapidly evolving practice of involving patrons in selecting books for the library has some librarians wondering where it came from, what it is, why it is growing in importance as a collection development strategy, whether it might be right for their own libraries and, most importantly, how to plan, implement, manage, and evaluate a patron-driven acquisitions program.

Guide to Video Acquisitions in Libraries: Issues and Best Practices 2011
Being an effective video acquisitions librarian requires special knowledge of the intricacies of the field. Overview of the details that make video collections different than their traditional print-based counterparts.

Foreign Book Dealers Directory 2009
Find suppliers of library materials from many parts of the world with our searchable lists of vendors regularly used by university libraries in the United States.

Acquisitions Guides Series 2009
Guides to topics in library acquisitions written by experienced library professionals.

Moderately Risky Business: Challenging Librarians to Assume More Risk 2009
Librarians deal with risk every day in all parts of the profession. Creating opportunity from risk requires a new perspective.

Writing an RFP for Acquisitions: A Guide to the Request for Proposal 2009
Guides librarians through the process of planning and organizing and writing an RFP for selecting a vendor.

Serials Acquisitions Bibliography 2008

Serials Acquisitions Glossary 2008

New Serials Acquisitions Glossary 2005

Guide to Licensing and Acquiring Electronic Information 2005
Bosch, Stephen, et al., Guide to Licensing and Acquiring Electronic Information

Syllabus for Serials Collection Management and Acquisitions 2005
Presents current aspects of selection, funding, and acquisitions, specific to serial publications, regardless of format (print or e-resources).

Acquisitions Guide to Out-of-Print Materials 2003
Overview of 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. By Narda Tafuri, Anna Seaberg and Gary Handman. Guide to Out-of-Print Materials, ALCTS Acquisitions Guides Series #12, $18.50, 50 pages, 2003, Scarecrow Press, Inc., ISBN: 0-8108-4974-7.

Serials Acquisitions Glossary 2003

Marketing to Libraries for the New Millennium 2002
$37.95, 216p. (2002) Scarecrow Press, Inc., ISBN: 0-8108-4271-8

Bibliography for Library Acquisitions 1997
Bibliography including books and articles that offer breadth and depth of coverage and applicability.

Syllabus for Acquisitions 1996