Approval Plans: Issues and Innovations
How can you, as an acquisition librarians, keep current on the output of hundreds of publishers? The answer, of course, is that you cannot. For over 30 years, approval plans have been used by librarians to acquire current titles, save staff time, and build core collections. Even today, these reasons seem appropriate, as libraries try to maintain up-to-date collections and control personnel and operating budgets. However, as shown in Approval Plans: Issues and Innovations, the use of approval plans is not so simple and straightforward; their use is subject to complex procedures and policies--and even politics. This book presents research by librarians from academic libraries and professionals from approval vendors to give you necessary insight on the major approval plan issues and to show you some of the innovative approaches to solving the problems associated with approval plans.
Unfortunately, approval plans are not as simple as creating a “needs” profile and receiving the books that match that profile from an approval vendor. Problems and questions invariably arise. If you are in acquisitions and collection development or administration, it is particularly important that you explore the following questions posed in Approval Plans:
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Approval Plans: Issues and Innovations (Acquisitions Librarian Series, No. 16)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This bound compilation of articles from Haworth's The Acquisitions Librarian (Vol. 8, No. 6) looks at the benefits and problems of approval plans in academic environments. All contributors are either ... Read full review