Department Goals 2015-16
Acquisitions has established goals for its based on key Strategic Directions developed by the Smathers Libraries in 2014.
#1 Strategic Direction for Creative & Dynamic Content Management : provide seamless access to core resources in the most appropriate formats using the 'Just in Time' method of collection building:
• Conduct systematic and ad hoc review of e-resource knowledgebase (KB) and Aleph holdings.
• Manage 11 DDA/PDA, EBA, and PPV plans; the use-driven plans acquire print books and music scores; e-books, journal articles, and streaming videos.
• Develop new methods for loading and organizing e-books.
• Offer more streaming videos, including through PDA, that support distance learning, course reserves, and online instruction while reducing DVD purchases and holdings space.
• Incorporate e-preferred standing orders.
• Continue efforts to switch journal subscriptions from print to online and incorporate e-preferred standing orders.
• Work with selectors to identify budgeting options for adding new resources or picking up resources no longer supported by FLVC.
#2 Strategic Direction for Creative & Dynamic Content Management : continue to build preeiminant, special and international research collections in the most appropriate formats using the 'Just in Case' method of collection building, including augmenting core collections:
• Provide customized workflows for specialized purchase requests for targeted subject areas.
• Develop better methods for out-of-print/hard-to-find ordering for special & area studies.
• Work with selectors and foreign vendors to expand foreign language e-book holdings.
• Develop new and improve upon LACC e-preferred approval plans and e-book package subscriptions.
• Investigate foreign options for ordering materials and record-loading (i.e. Casalini) and support customized, targeted print approval plans for special and foreign budget areas.
• Expand on the Baldwin & Education Library's Children’s Lit Awards plans.
• Revitalize the Romance, Germanic, and Russian firm ordering and approval plans and other targeted underfunded subject areas.