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Building an undergraduate book approval plan for a large academic library

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  • The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL), working with two book vendors, created large-scale undergraduate book approval plans to deliver new publications. Detailed selections profiles were created for many subject areas, designed to deliver books that would have been obvious choices by subject selectors. More than 5800 monographs were received through the book approval plans during the pilot period. These volumes proved to be highly relevant to users, showing twice as much circulation as other monographs acquired during the same time period. Goals achieved through this project include: release of selectors’ time from routine work, systematic acquisition of a broadly based high-demand undergraduate collection and faster delivery of undergraduate materials. This successful program will be expanded and incorporated into UAL’s normal acquisitions processes for undergraduate materials.

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    2007
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  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3BC3SW8X
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    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License.
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    • Koufogiannakis, D., Campbell, S., and Ziegler, F. (2007). Building an undergraduate book approval plan for a large academic library. Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 2(1).