Literature of Acquisitions in Review, 2010–11

Paul D. Moeller


This review covers the literature of acquisitions from 2010 through 2011. This period was punctuated by continuing economic challenge, and the themes expressed in the literature are largely related to this situation. Libraries moved with conviction toward patron-driven acquisitions. The reexamination of the Big Deal persisted as libraries felt the strain of budget cuts. Approval plans continued to evolve and e-books steadily increased market share. Workflows and management tools became more sophisticated as librarians and vendors sought to cope efficiently with the influx of electronic resources.

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