ERIC Number: ED175397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
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The Organization and Function of Gift and Exchange Programs in Eighteen Selected U.S. Academic Libraries.
Over 8,000 miles of travel and over 60 hours of interview time with various library staff members at 18 United States academic libraries were involved in this study of gift and exchange functions, their organization, and accomplishment. The libraries were selected on the basis of having a collection of at least 500,000 volumes and representing a wide geographical distribution. This study focuses on the extent to which material can be acquired through gift and exchange arrangements, describes the relevance of such material to academic research collections, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using gifts and exchanges as a means of acquisition. Sections review the historical setting, gift and exchange policies, functions, the organization of gift and exchange work, gift and exchange staffing, specific considerations, and statistical and budgetary considerations. The libraries visited and the people interviewed are listed in an appendix, and an extensive bibliography is provided. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A