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Author Holden, Jesse, author

Title Acquisitions : core concepts and practices / Jesse Holden
Edition Second edition
Published Chicago : Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 132 pages)
Contents Acquisitions : an overview -- Assemblages of access -- Assemblages of discovery -- Assemblages of feedback and service -- The acquisitions assemblage : putting it all together
Summary "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; and looks ahead to what anticipated changes to acquisitions means for the future Presenting 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"--Publisher's website
Notes Revision of: Acquisitions in the new information universe : core competencies and ethical practices / Jesse Holden. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, ©2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Amerika Haus Berlin Video Lending Library gnd
Subject Acquisitions (Libraries)
Acquisition of electronic information resources.
Libraries and electronic publishing.
Acquisitions (Libraries) -- Technological innovations
Acquisitions (Libraries) -- Philosophy
Acquisitions librarians -- Professional ethics
Technical services (Libraries)
Collection development (Libraries)
Library Technical Services
Library Collection Development
collection development.
acquisition (collections management)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Technical services (Libraries)
Collection development (Libraries)
Acquisition of electronic information resources
Acquisitions (Libraries)
Libraries and electronic publishing
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780838914915
Other Titles Acquisitions in the new information universe