Monday, February 15, 2016

Acquisitions : Glossary of Library & Information Science

Glossary of Library & Information Science

Acquisitions : Glossary of Library & Information Science

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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)