Organizing acquisitions: the Yale University experience

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College University Libraries
Department J. Willard Marriott Library
Creator Ogburn, Joyce L.
Title Organizing acquisitions: the Yale University experience
Date 1992-12
Description The acquisition of materials for large research library collections is a complex process requiring large numbers of staff and highly developed management skills. Even in the best of times it is easy for this complicated process to be less than effective. When faced with budget cuts, staff layoffs, or currency fluctuations, the organization of acquisitions functions must be adaptable, flexible, and quick to respond. Organizations must be designed to maximize the library's staff, its automated system, and its network of publishers and vendors. This article will discuss the changes that have occurred in the organization of acquisitions activities at Yale University in the past five years. This case is indicative of the climate of challenge that has prevailed in recent times over the role of acquisitions departments and acquisitions librarians in libraries. Perhaps it will serve to enlighten others who are reevaluating their acquisitions services.
Type Text
Publisher Elsevier
Journal Title Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory
Volume 16
Issue 4
First Page 367
Last Page 372
DOI 10.1016/0364-6408(92)90007-F
citatation_issn 3646408
Subject Acquisitions; Research libraries; Library management
Subject LCSH Academic libraries; Reorganization
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Ogburn, J. L. (1992). Organizing acquisitions: the Yale University experience. Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory, 16(4), 367-72.
Rights Management (c) Elsevier DOI: doi:10.1016/0364-6408(92)90007-F
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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