Salman Haider is an award-winning Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Blogger and Online Social Media Expert. Coming from a Computer Science background, Salman has functional expertise in Resource Description & Access (RDA), AACR2, MARC 21, Library of Congress Classification (LCC), and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). This blog is about his career highlights, writings in Library and Information Science, and Librarians Personality Development.
Acquisitions or Library Acquisitions is the process of selecting and acquiring selected materials for library and information centers in all formats including digital items, and maintaining the necessary records related to acquisitions. First the selections of materials are done according to the collection development policy of the library. It involves pre-order bibliographic searching of the library catalog to avoid duplication of materials. Then the selected materials are acquired by ordering them for purchase, exchange, or gift. This is followed by receiving the materials, checking their quality, processing invoices, making payment to vendors or individuals, and maintaining the necessary records related to acquisitions ... ... ... ... (This post is thoroughly revised with three times more added content)