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Fundamentals of Acquisitions (September 6 - October 1, 2010)


The Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA) web course focuses on the basics of library acquisitions:


Description: This course provides a broad overview of the operations involved in acquiring materials after the selection decision is made.

In FOA, we distinguish between collection development, which involves the selection of materials for the library; and acquisitions, which orders, receives, and pays for those materials. In many libraries, selecting and acquiring materials may be done in the same department—in the smallest libraries perhaps even by the same person. In larger libraries, selection may be done by a collection development department and/or designated subject specialists, while a separate department acquires the selected materials. Acquisitions, in essence, is the business side of bringing materials into the library or licensing access to library resources.


Instructors: Morag Boyd and Kate Kasimor


For additional details and registration information see: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/foa/ol_templ.cfm



Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.


Debra Spidal
Cataloging Librarian,
Technical Services,
Washington State University Libraries
P.O. Box 645610,
Pullman, WA 99164-5610

E-mail: dspidal@wsu.edu
Phone: (509) 335-8053
Fax: (509) 335-9589