Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2005

Journal or Book Title

Library Resources & Technical Services

Volume

49

Issue

2

First Page

107

Last Page

122

Abstract

This paper is based on time and cost studies conducted at Iowa State University (ISU) between 1986/87 and 2000/2001. Serials acquisitions functions were evaluated and examined with a view toward using the results as a management tool. Previous cost center papers by the authors and others focused only on monograph acquisition functions. Analysis of the data collected at ISU suggests that libraries that have developed standards for serials acquisitions processing could reap significant benefits through the use of consistent sets of information for management decisions, including, but not limited to, reassigning staff time to new and evolving tasks.

Comments

This article is from Library Resources & Technical Services 49 (2005): 107–122. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Library Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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