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ERIC Number: ED144577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 164
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Approval Plans and Academic Libraries: An Interpretive Survey.
McCullough, Kathleen; And Others
This study of the use of book approval plans in academic library acquisition programs was undertaken (1) to try to determine the state of the art and degree of acceptance, and (2) to compare Purdue's experience with that reported by others. Investigators were an acquisitions librarian, an academic librarian, and a vendor's representative. A questionnaire with 41 major items was sent to acquisition department heads in 144 university or college libraries. Of the 101 responding, 80 had experience with approval plans. Results of the survey are discussed under several categories: general characteristics of the institutions, experience with plans, funding and internal accounting, organization of book collections and of book selection personnel, processes of book selection and location, and others. The questionnaire form is presented together with discussion and tabulation of the replies to each question. Approval plans, in general, are critiqued by an acquisitions librarian, a subject specialist, and a supplier. (JAB)
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Publication Type: Books
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