Digital content blurs the lines of traditional library acquisition workflows and organization. For example: link resolvers and the loading of order confirmation record files may be handled by systems staff in one organization and by technical services staff in another. Lines are being crossed between acquisitions and interlibrary loan functions, notably with electronic versions of theses and dissertations. Regardless of this blurring of lines, library staff use vendors still in acquiring content for the library collection. The reasons for using vendors have stood for decades, but are changes in the information industry having an impact? In the current environment, what interactions with vendors are most useful to a library?
Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science | Science and Technology Studies
Tucker, J. C.,
Do Libraries Still Need Book Vendors and Subscription Agents?.
z687: Creating the Future of Technical Services
American Library Association.