To achieve the strategic direction for creative and dynamic content management, dedicated staff in the Acquisitions & Collections Services Department acquire online resources, print books, serials, and various materials on behalf of the University of Florida Smathers Libraries and all associated branches.
The department consists of three units of operations: Collections Support, Accounting & Serials, and Electronic Resources (E-Resources), plus two programs - Gifts and Exchanges. In conjunction with the university libraries' Subject Specialists/Selectors, staff in the department manage orders, pay invoices, and track a combined materials budget in excess of 13 million dollars.
Staff also administer several Use-Driven Acquisitions (UDA) plans; maintain thousands of serial subscriptions; oversee monograph approval/slip plans that acquire print and e-books; and establish license agreements and maintain access to several thousand databases and online journals.
Please consult the list below to determine the staff to contact.
Monographs & Media (firm ordering; claiming; budget management; invoicing; YBP approval plan; foreign and special approval plans): Jason Heckathorn; Eric Gumbayan
Databases & E-Journals (ordering; licensing; e-res budget management, invoicing; access): Pauline Bickford-Duane; Erin Gallagher; Doug Kiker; Gerald Langford, Beth Zavoyski
Resource Budgets (allocations; expenditure; budget transfers; PS-Aleph reconciliation; cost shared resources with colleges & departments): Raimonda Margjoni; Laydene Manning; Verna Bedford
Serials (Print & Print + Online subscriptions and standing orders; order records; payments, ordering-cancellations); Raimonda Margjoni; Mark Allender
Gifts & Exchange: Raimonda Margjoni
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