New electronic discussion list for acquisitions automation Wendy Hope Riedel 07 Feb 2003 18:28 UTC

Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003
From: Marc Truitt (Univ. of Notre Dame) <>
Subject: New electronic discussion list for acquisitions automation

***Cross-posted to various discussion lists; kindly forgive the

At the meeting of the ALCTS Acquisitions Section Automated
Discussion Group, held at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, attendees
expressed a desire to be able to continue discussions of acquisitions
automation issues on a regular and ongoing basis.  Currently, there is
no place for such exchanges to take place.  We are announcing the
creation of AUTOACQ-L, a new electronic list that we hope will help
address this need.

PURPOSE : This list is intended to provide a forum for discussion of
ideas and issues related to automation of library acquisitions and
related processes.  Our focus is broad, in the sense that we

1)  'library acquisitions' encompasses not only traditional library
ordering and receipt across all physical and intellectual formats,
but also includes fiscal and budgetary issues, collection
development/management, vendor performance monitoring and a broad
spectrum of reporting issues;

2)  'automation' is understood to be platform- and ILS-independent.
While discussion of specific systems and their capabilities is
our focus is somewhat more conceptual and broader in scope than the
solution(s) offered by particular vendors.  We are especially
interested in discussions that will encourage a standards-based
approach to automated support of the functions described in 1), above.

We welcome subscription and participation by all.  We believe that
list will be of particular interest to library staff engaged in
acquisitions, collection development/collection management and
as well as  to library materials and systems vendors.


If you would like to subscribe to the new list, please send a message

Leave the subject line blank and do not include your signature file.

In the message portion of your email, type :

     subscribe autoacq-l (your name)

Example :

     subscribe autoacq-l Fred Flintstone

The list is unmoderated.

We hope to see you there soon!

Katharine Treptow Farrell
Head, Order Division and
Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services
Princeton University Library
Princeton, NJ 08540

Linda P. Lerman
Head, Acquisitions, Bobst Library
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Wendy Riedel
Sr Automation Planning Specialist
Automation Planning & Liaison Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540-4401

Marc Truitt
Library Systems Department
213 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5629