Automated Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Knox College Library
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Publisher:American Library Association
Citation:John C. Calhoun and James K. Bracken, "Automated Acquisitions and Collection Development in the Knox College Library," Information Technology and Libraries 1, no.3 (1982): 246-256.
The paper describes the automated acquisitions system that the Knox College Library presently employs and gives a brief chronology of the events that led to its development. It also compares and contrasts the system to the OCLC Acquisitions Subsystem, for which the library acted as a user evaluator in the spring of 1981. Finally, it provides details on how the system's chief management tool — a dealer report, together with several permutations (a sort by publisher and a sort by fund) — may be of use, not only in acquisitions, but also in collection development.