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A Serials Acquisitions Cost Study: Presenting a Case for Standard Serials Acquisitions Data Elements
Library Resources & Technical Services
  • David C. Fowler, Iowa State University
  • Janet Arcand, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
4-1-2005
Abstract

This paper is based on time and cost studies conducted at Iowa State University (ISU) between 1986/87 and 2000/2001. Serials acquisitions functions were evaluated and examined with a view toward using the results as a management tool. Previous cost center papers by the authors and others focused only on monograph acquisition functions. Analysis of the data collected at ISU suggests that libraries that have developed standards for serials acquisitions processing could reap significant benefits through the use of consistent sets of information for management decisions, including, but not limited to, reassigning staff time to new and evolving tasks.

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This article is from Library Resources & Technical Services 49 (2005): 107–122. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
American Library Association
Language
en
Date Available
2015-08-25
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
David C. Fowler and Janet Arcand. "A Serials Acquisitions Cost Study: Presenting a Case for Standard Serials Acquisitions Data Elements" Library Resources & Technical Services Vol. 49 Iss. 2 (2005) p. 107 - 122
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janet_arcand/3/