Acquisitions in the New Information Universe

Jesse Holden presents a much-needed guide to twenty-first century acquisitions work: a critical - though often overlooked - role in librarianship.


Author: Jesse Holden

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: 1555706967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 135

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This book gives readers strategies and approaches for dealing with an abundance of daily tasks and common issues in acquisitions practice, including a workflow model, staffing, ordering processes, working with vendors, receiving and accessing content, budgeting, and more. A concluding section expands on the field's emerging user and content-focus, and a comprehensive index helps further acquaint readers with key terms and definitions.

Acquisitions Core Concepts and Practices Second Edition

JESSE HOLDEN is an Account Services Manager for EBSCO Information ... Other titles: Acquisitions in the new information universe Description: Second edition ...


Author: Jesse Holden

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838914601

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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As a discipline, acquisitions encompasses everything from purchasing and budgeting to enabling access to materials; and every format from books, monographs, and serials to e-books, subscription-based electronic resources, and beyond. In this guide, Holden boils it to down to its essentials while providing a strategic framework that introduces and integrates all aspects of acquisitions. Using a holistic, hands-on approach that’s as useful for working librarians as for those studying the profession, this book provides an overview of acquisitions as a library profession, with a discussion of basic competencies, notions of ethics, and the organizing principle of “assemblage”;lays out a robust conceptual framework that unifies disparate aspects of acquisitions work and synthesizes its practical aspects;thoroughly examines content acquisitions in all formats, with an in-depth look at digital materials;covers such important trends as the rise of e-books, the ramifications of mobile devices as a mode of content access and interaction, demand-driven acquisition, and shifting expectations regarding paid-for content;tracks advancements in technology, including the widespread implementation of discovery services for content searching;underscores the responsive service component of acquisitions as informed by user expectations, community feedback, and usage standards such as COUNTER and SUSHI;addresses budgetary issues such as changes in services offered by vendors and subscription agents, and the emergence of a “new normal” for budget constraints and expectations resulting from the recession; andlooks ahead to what anticipated changes to acquisitions means for the futurePresenting a model that’s both comprehensive and flexible, Holden demonstrates how technical competencies and ethical imperatives can inform the day-to-day workflow of acquisition librarians.

Library and Information Science

Ranging from statistical information on Hispanic populations to an extensive ... Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: Core Competencies and Ethical ...


Author: Michael F. Bemis

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance. In addition to compiling an invaluable list of sources, Bemis digs deeper, examining the strengths and weaknesses of key works. A boon to researchers and practitioners alike, this bibliography Includes coverage of subjects as diverse and vital as the history of librarianship, its development as a profession, the ethics of information science, cataloging, reference work, and library architecture Encompasses encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, photographic surveys, statistical publications, and numerous electronic sources, all categorized by subject Offers appendixes detailing leading professional organizations and publishers of library and information science literature This comprehensive bibliography of English-language resources on librarianship, the only one of its kind, will prove invaluable to scholars, students, and anyone working in the field.

The American Public Library Handbook

Acquisitions in the New Information Universe. New York: Neal-Schuman. McSweeney, Marilyn G. 1993. Acquisitions. In World Encyclopedia of Library and ...


Author: Guy A. Marco

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591589105

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 533

View: 347

This reference work documents every aspect of the American public library experience through topical entries, statistics, biographies, and profiles.

Law Librarianship in the Twenty First Century

See Jesse Holden, Acquisitions in the New Information Universe (New York: NealSchuman, 2010), or Liz Chapman, Managing Acquisitions in Library and ...


Author: Roy Balleste

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810892330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Law Librarianship in the 21st Century, a text for library and information science courses on law librarianship, introduces students to the rapidly evolving world of law librarianship. With no prior knowledge of the law required, students using this book will find practical answers to such questions as: What is law librarianship? How do you become a law librarian? How does law librarianship interrelate with the legal world? Individual chapters provide a concise treatment of such specialized topics as the history of law librarianship, international law, and government documents. Standard topics are dealt with as they apply to the law library, including collection development, public services, technical processing, administration, technology, and consortia. The textbook also includes an explanation of the common acronyms and special terminology needed to work in a law library. This new edition updates the text throughout and adds two new chapters.

The Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management 2nd Edition

Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: Core Competencies and Ethical Practices. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers. Ohler, Lila A. 2006.


Author: Frances C. Wilkinson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Updated and enhanced, the second edition of this text provides both library students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of procedural and philosophical approaches in acquisitions management. • Incorporates thoroughly updated information that reflects today's fast-changing world of acquisitions management and addresses the changing landscape of publishing overall • Highlights new web-based materials • Takes an integrated approach to acquisitions functions and operations • Serves as both a manual for practicing acquisitions librarians and support staff and as a textbook for students in library and information science programs

Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship

Acquisitions in the new information universe: Core competencies and ethical practices. London: Facet Publishing. Ononogbo, R. (2003).


Author: Chakraborty, Susmita

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466643666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

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With the introduction of the Bologna Process, the emphasis on the importance of international librarianship and its activity between governmental or non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups of nations has continued to grow. Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship highlights the importance of international librarianship in governmental and non-governmental institutions, organizations, and groups in order to promote, develop, and maintain librarianship and the library profession around the world. This publication is essential for graduate students, researchers, teachers, and LIS administrators in the field of library science.

Collection Management Basics

Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: Core Competencies and Ethical Practices. New York: Neal-Schuman. Howard, Jennifer. 2010.


Author: G. Edward Evans

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598848632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 189

Now thoroughly revised for today's 21st-century library environment, this title provides a complete update of the classic Developing Library and Information Center Collections—the standard text and authority on collection development for all types of libraries and library school students since 1979.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management

Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: Core Competencies and Ethical Practices. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2010. Hooper, Brad.


Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 554

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In this sweeping revision of a text that has become an authoritative standard, expert instructor and librarian Peggy Johnson addresses the art of controlling and updating library collections, whether located locally or accessed remotely. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues.

Collection Development in the Digital Age

Holden, J. (2010) Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: core competencies and ethicalpractice, Facet Publishing. Horava, T. (2010) Challenges and ...


Author: Maggie Fieldhouse

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856047463

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development. They explore how practitioners can take an active role influencing strategy in this new environment, draw on case studies that illustrate the key changes in context, and consider how collection development might evolve in the future. The collection is divided into four sections looking at the key themes: • The conceptual framework including a review of the literature • Trends in library supply such as outsourcing and managing suppliers • Trends in electronic resources including the open access movement and e-books • Making and keeping your collection effectively including engaging with the user-community and developing commercial skills. Readership: LIS students and all practitioners involved in collection development and management in academic, school, public, commercial and other special libraries.

The Subject Liaison s Survival Guide to Technical Services

Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: Core Competencies and Ethical Practices. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2010. Johnson, Peggy.


Author: Krista Schmidt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838915325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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Armed with this guide’s targeted information, subject liaisons will be able to better position themselves to serve both instructors and the library effectively.

Law Firm Librarianship

Acquisitions in the New Information Universe: Core Competencies and Ethical Practices. London: Facet Publishing. Holmberg, K., Huvila, I., Kronqvist-Berg, ...


Author: John Azzolini

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633749

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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The legal information environment is deep, wide, and dynamic with many participants, including courts, parliaments, legislatures, and administrative bodies. None exemplifies the agile, knowledge-engaging legal player better than the law firm. Current, authoritative information is essential for the successful representation of clients. The firm's most dependable resource for retrieving information is its library staff. Law Firm Librarianship introduces the reader to the challenges, qualifications, and work conditions of this distinct type of research librarian. The book begins by asking what law firm librarianship is, whilst the second chapter focuses on the law firm and its culture. The third chapter covers the law firm library itself, including the practical aspects of the firm librarian's interaction with his or her professional environments. The next chapter considers the effects of legal publishing practices, and the penultimate section surveys the various research tools the firm librarian relies on for sound knowledge. The book concludes by looking at the dynamic qualities of law firm librarianship. Offers an up-to-date overview from an experienced practitioner Adds to the library literature by addressing a type of librarianship that usually receives little attention Applies field knowledge about legal information trends that will inform related areas of inquiry

Information Acquisitions and Sharing through Inter Organizational Collaboration Impacts of Business Performance in China

As they have been explored, the information universe has been expanding. ... in additions to findings from research work by both new and experienced ...


Author: Lu, Wu

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466685284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

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Interorganizational cooperation between partners, markets, and business leaders is an important facet of business and maintaining organizational competitiveness. Understanding how to effectively collaborate with partners in other organizations is an important skill for the success of all parties. Information Acquisitions and Sharing through Inter-Organizational Collaboration: Impacts of Business Performance in China discusses the effectiveness and impact of trust, e-business diffusion, and organizational processes on business performance in cooperative scenarios. Incorporating data from over 500 organizations in China’s manufacturing sector, this book is an essential reference for business leaders, CEOs, senior managers, and all other members of organizations seeking to better collaborate with their partners.

Collection Assessment and Acquisitions Budgets

Collection Evaluation and Acquisitions Budgets: A Kaleidoscope in the ... set into motion four or five decades ago when the information universe, which we, ...


Author: Sul H Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317951087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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This invaluable new book contains timely information about the assessment of academic library collections and the relationship of collection assessment to acquisition budgets. The rising cost of information significantly influences academic libraries’abilities to acquire the necessary materials for students and faculty, and public libraries’abilities to acquire material for their clientele. Collection Assessment and Acquisitions Budgets examines different aspects of the relationship between the assessment of academic library collections and the management of library acquisition budgets. Librarians, researchers, and representatives from major library vendors present studies and opinions on collection assessment and acquisition budgets. Collection Assessment and Acquisitions Budgets explores the issues and tools related to collection assessment and also presents insight into the relationships between libraries and vendors. Some of the topics covered by this volume include: current factors influencing libraries’abilities to acquire information an examination of trends affecting libraries and information vendors use studies and collection development management of acquisition funds criteria to evaluate information vendors relationships between libraries and vendors These informative chapters discuss current issues and present the latest research findings relating to collection assessment and acquisition budgets. Practicing librarians, students in the field, and librarians involved in administration and especially acquisitions and collection development will gain a better understanding of the complexities of collection and the factors affecting acquisitions budgets. Librarians will find practical information, including product reviews and opportunities to use automated tools in the assessment process, the benefits and problems of serial review projects, types of assistance vendors can provide libraries in the collection assessment process, the importance of collection assessment in the competition for funding, and ideas for the use of circulation data in the collection assessment process.

Mergers and Acquisitions

For one thing , the context is far narrower - that is , the information universe relates only to a tender offer rather than to any information about an ...


Author: Michael Keenan

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 1587981874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 516

This is a reprint of a previously published work. It is the product of a conference held in 1981 by the Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions at NYU to explore a wide range of issues concerning mergers and acquisitions.

Emerging Patterns of Collection Development in Expanding Resource Sharing Electronic Information and Network Environment

... of what has been a very decentralized system of information acquisitions. ... the new patterns that are emerging find multi-institutional funding bodies ...


Author: Sul H. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000757866

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

View: 785

This book, first published in 1996, analyses the most important and relevant collection development and networking issues facing the library community today. It explores the relationship between electronic resources, resource sharing, and collection development from the perspectives of librarians, vendors, and network administrators. It also presents ideas for saving precious budgetary dollars and improving collections by utilizing resource-sharing technology to provide library users with access to information.

Magic Hypersystems

Rather than providing additional funding to individual institutions for the acquisition of multiple copies of an information object to be located at ...


Author: Harold Billings

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838908349

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 147

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Libraries and other networked botanies -- Magic and hypersystems : a new orderliness for libraries -- Governing library networks: the quick and the dead for the 1990s -- The bionic library -- Supping with the devil : new library alliances in the information age -- The information ark : selection issues in the preservation process -- The tomorrow librarian -- Library collections and distance information : new models of collection development for the 21st century -- Libraries, language, and change : defining the information present -- Special collections : still special after all these years -- Shared collection building : constructing the 21st century relational research library -- Giving up prophecy : the future of information cooperation.

Dying Death and Grief in an Online Universe

Springer Publishing Company, LLC 11 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 Acquisitions Editor: Sheri W. Sussman Composition: The Manila ...


Author: Paul Gilbert, FBPsS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826107336

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 290

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"[This book] is an excellent resource for the diverse practitioners and educators who are involved in this nascent area."--Cruse Bereavement Care "[This] book is innovative and timely, challengingthe reader to think 'out of the box.' Sofka,Cupit, and Gilbert provide a framework to explore thanatologyin an online universe while encouraging continuousresearch to adapt to this ever-changing digital world."--Death Studies "Historically we have always employed our foremost technology in the service of the dead. We have used whatever we had at our disposal to mourn, to support, to share memories and to tell stories. Carla J. Sofka, Illene Noppe Cupit, and Kathleen R. GilbertÖ reaffirm that principle reminding us that this new digital world both offers dramatic technologies and creates considerable opportunities to deal with dying, death, and grief. The editors are extraordinarily sensitive to the multiple ways that this new technology has impacted upon the death system or the ways that a society organizes behavior around dying and death. Dying, Death, and Grief in an Online Universe is bound to be a classic." Kenneth J Doka, PhD Professor, The College of New Rochelle Senior Consultant, The Hospice Foundation of America Modern communication technology has profoundly influenced societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss. This text, written for death educators, clinicians, researchers, and students of thanatology, provides current information about "thanatechnology," the communication technology used in providing death education, grief counseling, and thantology research. The book offers a broad overview of how the communication technology revolution affects individuals coping with end-of-life issues, death-related and non-death loss and grief, and implications of the "digital divide" between those who are knowledgeable about and have access to modern technology, and those who are not. It describes the proliferation of online support groups and social network sites to cope with loss, and mechanisms for the memorialization and commemoration of loss. It also highlights blogging as a mechanism for storytelling and SKYPE as a communication tool during times of loss and grief. The unique issue of disenfranchised grief experienced by online community members is also explored along with ethical issues. Appendices provide guidance regarding the online availability of different types of informational support, tools to evaluate the integrity of online resources, and ethical standards. Key Features: Examines the ways in which modern communication technology has revolutionized societal practices and views about dying, death, and loss Offers time-tested strategies for providing death education online Addresses ethical issues related to availability and use of technology Explores the implications of the "digital divide" between technology and non-technology users in relation to issues of death and loss Analyzes how technology has shaped and changed thanatology research

Inside the Customer Universe

... 124 mergers/acquisitions 239, 242, 257–8 new customers 166 resource ... trap 202–4 information-gathering process 179–80 integration of firms 240, ...


Author: Henrik Anderson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470699850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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Inside the Customer Universe reveals how an organization can become ahead of the game by focusing a its strategy on predicting customer needs rather than following them. This book provides a unique contribution to the field of customer management with a departure from current practice towards understanding customers as 'multi-individuals' and hence solving current confusions surrounding customer behaviour. Inside the Customer Universe's easy to implement tools, models and strategies provide the reader with the ability to create stable and sustainable customer understanding and, therefore, sustainable business growth. "CUBEical Thinking is a great concept for developing business and the concept of customer types is intriguing as it provides great insights into the drivers behind true customer loyalty." Niels Henrik Hansen, Director SAS Corporate Sales, Scandinavian Airlines, Denmark "CUBEical Thinking has given us the platform for developing an effective sales and key account management organization which has delivered significant top and bottom line results based on targeted up and cross sales." Henrik Hubner, Vice President Sales, Sanist?l "CUBEical Thinking has provided us with great customer insights on which we are benefiting in our daily operations and it has helped our organization focus activities and resources." Carsten Hetling, Nordic Marketing Manager, Zyxel Communications