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Acquisitions in Health Sciences Libraries: Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship

Acquisitions in Health Sciences Libraries: Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship (Hardback)

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The first resource to offer a comprehensive overview of acquisitions processes in health sciences libraries, this volume addresses the basic ordering and receiving functions common to all types of libraries, as well as the unique challenges of acquisitions work in the demanding health sciences environment. Individual chapters cover monograph acquisitions, serials acquisitions, post-acquisition serials control activities such as binding and maintenance of holding records, and acquisition of audiovisual and digital media. The book describes both manual and automated methods, but emphasis is placed on the growing functionality and affordability of automated systems even for smaller libraries. The focus throughout is on the practical day-to-day work of the acquisitions process, but attention is also devoted to the theoretical problem of redefining the acquisitions function in relation to other professional areas such as collection development and cataloging, and to the changing role of libraries in the digital environment.

The book highlights the need for acquisitions librarians to embrace the world of digital information in all its technical complexity if they are to retain a useful and vital role in the library of the twenty-first century.

EducationEducation TheoryEducation: care & counselling of studentsExclusions / dropping out of schoolEducationEducation TheoryEducation: care & counselling of studentsTruancy & anti-truancy strategiesEducationEducation TheorySchoolsFaith or Religious SchoolsEducationEducation TheorySchoolsIndependent schools, private educationMedical & VeterinaryReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksAutomation of library & information processesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksBibliographies, catalogues, discographiesReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksSerials, periodicals, abstracts, indexesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesAcquisitions & collection developmentReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesInformation theoryCybernetics & systems theoryReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesCirculation services & interlibrary loansReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesCommunity & outreach servicesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesLibrary & information servicesReference servicesReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciencesStorage, maintenance & preservation of collectionsReference & ResearchMuseums & museologyData analysis: generalReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalCoding theory & cryptologyReference & ResearchResearch & information: generalDecision theory: general Publisher: Scarecrow Press Publication Date: 30/12/1996 ISBN-13: 9780810830523  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David H. Morse has been actively involved in technical services and collection development since 1976, first at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and then at the University of Southern California Norris Medical Library.

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