The Internet and Acquisitions: Sources and Resources for Development

1st Edition

Mary E. Timmons

CRC Press
Published November 22, 1999
Reference - 137 Pages
ISBN 9780789006875 - CAT# HW13091

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Upgrade your library?s acquisitions methods using The Internet and Acquisitions: Sources and Resources for Development. The methods and suggestions in this bookwill help you learn to place orders for books and findinformation on needed topics of collection development on the Internet with ease. From this book, you will learn how to increase the efficiency of your replacement copy searches by reducing your dependency on used book dealers. Theinformation contained in The Internet and Acquisitions will help you to enhance and enlarge your library?s repertoire of access points to better serve your patrons.

The dynamic world of library services cannot be best served through the static processes of acquiring materials in known fields. For example, web sites related to electronic journals can be manipulated through searching, linking, and other features inherent to computer databases. With The Internet and Acquisitions you will use these skills to provide patrons with access to the most up to date information.

Through the informative book The Internet and Acquisitions, you will gain new insight into how the Internet can help you meet the challenges of acquisitions by:

  • discovering the Readers’Advisory Service counterpart on the Internetfor researching new materials
  • learning how you can eliminate the past problems of the tedious mail-order process by ordering books and journals online or by CD-ROM
  • exploring information from two libraries who integrated the world wide web and discover how some tasks were changed while others were reinforced
  • using the Internet to garner information about authors to develop a specific collection or to learn about new authors
  • locating material on specific subject matter by utilizing the versatilityof search engines


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