بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Library work in mass media libraries and information centers
In every library or information center some operations are made for information processing to provide a good information service See the following picture
Definition The process of selecting , ordering, and receiving materials materials for library or archivalcollections by purchase, exchange, or gift, which may include budgeting and negotiating with outside agencies, such as publishers, dealers, and vendors, to obtain resources to meet the needs of the institution's users ,according to the library policy , in the most economical manner
Acquisition Components 1-Building library collection(or holdings) :collecting a basic group of library holdings in different types ( books, theses, journals, audiovisuals, electronic resources ,etc) 2- Developing library collections: promotion of library holdings according to the library policy & users interests. 3-Weeding library collections: taking away unused holdings to make place for more usable materials .
Information resources (definition) Any material that carries information
Sites for acquisition specialists http://www.acqweb.org/acqnet.html http://www.gale.com/index.htm www.amazon .com www.neelwafurat.com http://warqat.com/