Acquisitions and receipt question Bible Donna 20 Feb 1998 15:35 UTC

I have two questions related to acquisitions and vendors.

How do librarians traditionally separate acquisitions of serials from
their receipt?  In our current situation our acquisitions staff member
subscribes to an item, renews it and follows up on the subscription.
Then our technical services librarian checks the journals in, claims
outstanding issues and deals with the shelving, bindery and labeling.

There is some dispute that now that we have an automated system both of
these responsibilities should be handled by the same party.  Any
discussion/suggestions on how these tasks are divided in your library
would be appreciated, especially if you are working in an ILS

 Bible Donna <BibleD@DOAKS.ORG>