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Out-of-Print and Special Collection Materials

Acquisition and Purchasing Options, 1st Edition

By Linda S Katz


136 pages

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An invaluable how-to for librarians and archivists--inside insights from leading collectors!

This essential guide to the acquisition process covers every aspect of the search for hard-to-find materials. Out-of-Print and Special Collection Materials: Acquisition and Purchasing Options is a handbook of traditional and not-so-traditional methods for identifying, locating, and acquiring rare items from a variety of sources. The book serves as a comprehensive reference for professionals and students alike, drawing on the experiences of the foremost archivists in their fields.

The book offers a unique assortment of specialized essays, informative and instructive. The assembled collectors are your guides on a journey in search of rare items--through specialty catalogs and special circumstances, libraries and bookshops, collections and book stocks--through the print underground of the acquisitions world. Topics range from the basics of acquisitions, to setting (and sticking to) a budget, building a collection, determining the market value of out-of-print materials, and more detailed looks at individual areas of research.

Experienced archivists and budding collectors will find indispensable information on a variety of vital topics in this book, including:

  • out-of-print music
  • underground poetry
  • acquisitions outside the United States
  • planning a collection
  • hard-to-find materials on science, technology, and medicine
  • out-of-print literature

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Acquisition of Out-of-Print Music
  • Underground Poetry, Collecting Poetry, and the Librarian
  • Books from Abroad, One Collection Development Strategy
  • Acquisitions in the James Ford Bell Library
  • Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: A Tale of Special Collections in the Small Academic Library
  • Using Older Materials in Support of Teaching
  • Acquiring Materials in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Four Factors Influencing the Fair Market Value of Out-of-Print Books: Part 1
  • Four Factors Influencing the Fair Market Value of Out-of-Print Books: Part 2
  • Gifts to a Science Academic Librarian
  • Books on Demand: Just-in-Time Acquisitions
  • Twenty Years of the Literature on Acquiring Out-of-Print Materials
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General