Automated Acquisitions: Issues for the Present and Future

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Psychology Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 285 pages
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Get the most out of automated acquisitions systems with the help of this book. Whether you are looking for information that will assist you in choosing the automated acquisitions system that will most effectively meet your library's needs, or whether you wish to resolve concerns that have developed as a result of your demanding more from the system you have now, this useful volume will prove indispensable.

In Automated Acquisitions, practicing librarians share their hands-on experience with implementing various types of acquisitions systems and address planning considerations, the blurring of roles between acquisitions and cataloging, staffing implications, electronic record transmission, and specialized functions of automated acquisitions systems. These librarians reveal what they wish they knew when they began to implement their systems, as well as what went right--and wrong--along the way. Acquisitions librarians, systems librarians, and any professionals planning for an automated acquisitions system in their libraries will not want the miss the underlying excitement expressed by contributors as they reevaluate acquisitions work and redefine the role of the acquisitions librarian as a result of automated acquisitions systems.
 

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Contents

Impact of Electronic Publishing
8
Conclusion
14
Advice Regarding Functional Requirements
21
Vendor Relations and Automation
33
Perceptions
39
INHOUSE DEVELOPED INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
45
Eliminating Redundancy and Streamlining Operations
51
The Evolving Structure and Automation of Acquisitions
57
InProcess Control of Order Requests for Out of Print
131
GEAC
143
Conclusion
161
Automating Acquisitions in a Time
163
Handicapping the Race
171
What Happened to Those Ideals?
179
Some Changes Apparent After Training
192
What We Know So Far
198

NOTIS
67
The Acquisitions Subcommittee and Reports
76
Conclusion
83
Problem Sharing
89
Approval Acquisitions and the Integrated Online System
95
Microcomputer Solutions
104
INNOVACQ
109
Installation
115
Acquisitions of Serials and Monographs
121
DYNIX
205
OCLC
215
Advantages and Disadvantages of OCLC ACQ
230
Time
237
Operational Needs
247
Process
256
In Pursuit of Shared Access to the CDROM Dialing
263
Final Analysis and Future Plans
269
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