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Title:Blanket book ordering
Author(s):Coffin, Lewis C.
Subject(s):Acquisitions (Libraries)
Abstract:"Most of the great rarities in this huge treasure room are here because of the conquests of my country's armies over a period of several centuries," explained a European national librarian as he guided me through his collections. I am certain that neither that librarian nor anyone here would advocate this technique for blanket book acquisitions, but what blanket ordering techniques are we using and what do some of the critics think of these procedures for obtaining the current publications that our readers and research workers require? Obviously, with the multiplicity of existing plans, it will be impossible for me to touch upon more than a few. I have chosen, therefore, to explore the blanket order system of the Library of Congress, its All-the-Books Plan, the LC PL-480 Program and the Farmington Plan, the Greenaway Plan, and the University Press Plan.
Issue Date:1963
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:Coffin, L.C. (1963) Blanket book ordering. In Goldhor, Herbert (ed) Selection and Acquisition Procedures in Medium-Sized and Large Libraries (Papers presented at an Allerton Park Institute held November 11-14, 1962): 42-54.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (9th : 1962)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-03

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