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EUUG 2000 Acquisitions sharing session. Anne Freeman Electronic Services Librarian, The Natural History Museum [email protected] http://www.nhm.ac.uk/library/. Programme. About me About the Museum The Department of Library & Information Services Acquisitions processes Facts and figures

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Euug 2000 acquisitions sharing session

EUUG 2000Acquisitions sharing session

Anne Freeman

Electronic Services Librarian, The Natural History Museum

[email protected]

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/library/


Programme

Programme

  • About me

  • About the Museum

  • The Department of Library & Information Services

  • Acquisitions processes

  • Facts and figures

  • Issues / problems

  • Open forum


My background

My background

  • Natural History Museum since 1991

  • 7 years in (serial) acquisitions

    • serial orders; ‘routine’ serials accessioning

    • successive serial conversion projects

    • shadowing systems

  • Systems librarian since 1998

  • Not an acquisitions expert

  • Not regularly involved in acquisitions


The museum library

The Museum library

  • Large collection

    • ~ 1 million volumes; 10,000 current serials

  • Small immediate audience

    • ~ 300 research scientists on site

  • Not a lending library

  • 1 title, 1 copy

  • Comprehensive subject coverage

    • many vendors, currencies; obscure, ‘difficult’ titles


The department of library information services

The Department of Library & Information Services

  • 50 staff

    • 12 involved in monograph acquisitions

  • Multi-library site

    • 10 Unicorn libraries = 8 collections + Archives and Exchanges

    • 5 administrative/staffing units

    • 5 reading rooms on 2 sites: London and Tring

  • Unicorn since April 1998 (ex URICA)

    • Acquisitions 1 month later


Departmental organisation

Departmental organisation

  • Decentralised monograph acquisitions except for exchanges

    • funds, vendors, orders associated with local library

  • Large Gifts & Exchanges programme

    • ~ 650 partners

  • Mixed centralised/distributed cataloguing

  • Serial orders centralised (accessioning distributed)

  • Tiered support

    • local  support team  sys. admin. & shadows


Standard acquisitions processes

Standard acquisitions processes

  • Books ordered in libraries

    • brief record, not shadowed

  • Orders sent weekly

    • most e-mail, some post, no EDI

  • Books received in libraries

    • full catalogue record added: from OCLC (SmartPort), locally or  central cataloguers

  • Claims at two levels

    • first + ‘higher’

    • monthly or bimonthly according to local preference


Facts and figures

Facts and figures

  • Budget

    • £150,000 p.a. for monographs in 6 funds

  • Annual receipts

    • 2768

      • 2064 purchased

      • 188 on exchange

      • 516+ donations

  • Active vendor numbers

    • ~ 200 book suppliers

    • ~ 750 donors

  • 27 currencies


Issues problems

Issues/problems

  • Variant procedure for donations

  • ‘One-off’ vendor

  • Too many steps! Problems unpicking

  • Duplication of vendors across libraries

  • Splitting of funds between libraries

  • Restrictions on ‘load order’

  • Problems with central support

  • Problems with central reporting


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