This book, first published in 1987, is an essential volume for all library professionals responsible for acquisitions. It explores pricing from the publisher's, wholesaler's, and library's perspective. Experts reveal insightful information on vendors, approvals, acquisition costs, overseas monographic pricing, and much more.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Sul H. Lee 2. Pricing From Three Perspectives: The Publisher, the Wholesaler, the Library Kent Hendrickson 3. The Approval Connection: Pricing the Ordering Alternatives Jennifer Cargill 4. Truth in Vending Leonard Schrift 5. Books Across the Waters: An Examination of United Kingdom Monographic Pricing Dana Alessi 6. Mountains and Molehills: How University Presses Determine Book Prices and How Those Prices Relate to Library Budgets George W. Bauer 7. Acquisitions Costs: How the Selection of a Purchasing Source Affects the Cost of Processing Materials Edna Laughrey 8. Differential Pricing of Monographs and Serials Christian M. Boissonnas 9. The Cost of Global Serials: The Vendor's Perspective Kit Kennedy 10. The Library's Cost and the Vendor's Price for Serials James T. Stephens 11. Materials Costs and Collection Development in Academic Libraries Lenore Clark