Download e-book for kindle: Acquisitions Go Global. An Introduction to Library by Jim Agee

By Jim Agee

ISBN-10: 1843343266

ISBN-13: 9781843343264

This ebook is a advisor that leads the reader via many features of a library's assortment together with the consumer, present holdings, choice, and acquisition of recent fabrics. The reader can be ended in reflect on budgets, and the way books are made to be had in twenty first century markets. equipment for assessing library proprietors are defined. functional info are usually incorporated; options and concept are alluded to yet will not be an enormous emphasis of the textual content. an international scope creates an inclusive temper for readers in built or constructing countries. the ultimate bankruptcy speculates upon acquisitions librarianship within the twenty first century, on impacts of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and elevated computerization. it is a primary publication for the coed or practising librarian, a ebook that stocks a lot approximately acquisitions yet admits an uncertainty concerning the evolution of the profession.

  • The writer brings an international scope, and international examples to the text
  • The textual content attracts on greater than a decade of authorial event in acquisitions librarianship
  • The writer discusses power acquisitions difficulties and solutions

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To complicate this debate, a second issue has arisen. The databases clearly provide good access to articles (covering the full text of many journals). However, access to the information is usually only available during the time of the database subscription (often one year). If the subscription to the database is not renewed (for example, for competitive reasons with regard to other databases, because the database provider goes out of business, or because library funding is reduced so that the database becomes unaffordable or simply because inflation increases the next year’s price beyond the library’s budget), the library may not retain access to these articles.

How many users will have simultaneous access? 2. How many computers will have the database loaded onto them? 3. How many buildings, campuses, or sites will have access? 4. Will access be restricted by password? 5. How many months or years will access be allowed under the agreed upon contract? 6. Which computing platform is preferred by faculty and students using the information? 7. Which platform, vendor, or consortia allows the most access for the least price? When negotiating a database contract, local accounting rules should be considered.

How many users will have simultaneous access? 2. How many computers will have the database loaded onto them? 3. How many buildings, campuses, or sites will have access? 4. Will access be restricted by password? 5. How many months or years will access be allowed under the agreed upon contract? 6. Which computing platform is preferred by faculty and students using the information? 7. Which platform, vendor, or consortia allows the most access for the least price? When negotiating a database contract, local accounting rules should be considered.

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