This book, first published in 1995, describes how automation is changing the face of acquisitions as librarians know it and making the future uncertain yet exciting. It documents how libraries have increasingly moved to powerful, second-generation interfaceable or integrated systems that can control all aspects of library operations. The libraries presented as examples show that increasing user expectations, the siren call of cyberspace and network connectivity, and administrative faith in the savings to be obtained from electronic technical services continue to drive the migration to higher-level library management systems.
Introduction Rosann Bazirjian. Part 1. Automated Systems The Great Migration: Second Generation Acquisition and Library Management Systems Marsha J. Hamilton. Developing a Local Acquisitions System Using the Joint Application Design (JAD) Process: the Indiana Experience Julieann V. Nilson. Serials Automation Sarah D. Tusa. Part 2. Vended Systems Automated Library Acquisitions and the Internet: a New Model for Business Marylou Hale. Integrating Vendor Systems into Acquisitions Workflow Lynne Branche Brown. Acquisitions and Vended Services: A Personal View Dorothy K. Marcinko. Part 3. Reorganization Automation and Change in Acquisitions at R.M. Cooper Library JoAnne Deeken. FastCat Nancy Slight-Gibney. Acquisitions’ Role in Document Delivery and Fulfillment Marifran Bustion. Part 4. Purchasing Electronic Resources Purchasing Electronic Resources: An Acquisitions Perspective Nancy Markle Stanley. Buying, Leasing and Connecting to Electronic Information: the Changing Scene of Library Acquisitions Jeri VanGoethem Part 5. Automated Systems and Accounting Interfacing with Central Accounts Kristine L. Murphy. The Acquisitions Audit in the Automated Environment Mary Faust.