Library Trends 18 (3) Winter 1970: Problems of Acquisition for Research Libraries


Library Trends 18 (3) Winter 1970: Problems of Acquisition for Research Libraries. Edited by Rolland E. Stevens.

The literature of librarianship includes an occasional paper on acquisition, but it would be an exaggeration to say that the subject has been overworked. Nevertheless, the appearance of another issue of Library Trends on the subject - the issue of April, 1955, under the editorship of Robert Vosper, was centered on acquisition trends- and especially one following so closely on the preconference institute, "New Dimensions in Acquisitions," sponsored jointly in June 1969 by the American Library Association and the American Book Publishers Council, seems to call for some justification. We do not attempt merely to bring up-to-date the various aspects of acquisitions covered in the Vosper issue nor to cover again or add to the topics discussed in the institute. Instead, we consider acquisitions from a special point of view: problems faced by research libraries and solutions used to overcome them. Besides focusing on the research library, this issue further limits its scope to the procurement function of the library.

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