Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (September 2005), Language: English, ISBN: 1563088924
This guide, offering readers procedural and philosophical approaches to acquisitions, is composed of 12 chapters that cover the organization of acquisition departments; acquisitions systems; the publishing industry; vendor selection and evaluation; evaluation of books, media, serials, electronic resources, and out-of-print and antiquarian items; gifts and exchange programs; bindery operations; outsourcing; and professional ethics. The text is strengthened by an index, comprehensive glossary, and an appendix with supplemental Internet sites and print resources. Readers will appreciate the book's clear organizational structure, accessible text, and sound explanations. An enlightening resource full of insightful information, this guide fills an important gap in acquisition management studies.
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