Budgets for Acquisitions: Strategies for Serials, Monographs, and Electronic Formats

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Psychology Press, 1991 - Business & Economics - 134 pages
This book deals with the increasingly demanding problems of smaller acquisitions budgets. In recent years librarians have seen their finances diminishing while the prices of serials and monographs have risen steadily. Gone are the days when librarians and faculty had the state and/or private funding to be able to obtain all the books they needed to stay truly current. Now with major decisions having to be made concerning such things as automation, monograph collections, and subscription renewals, librarians are having to assume the role of business manager and dealer.

Budgets for Acquisitions takes an in-depth look at the current situation and offers practical suggestions for working through the lean years. Strategies for getting the most for your money when dealing with vendors, selective collection development and maintenance, and making calculated decisions on how to divide the library's funds are just a few of the topics covered in this helpful new book.

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