54  ·  Survey Results:  Survey Questions and Responses
Global Resources Acquisition Strategies
17. Which processes or methods are used at your library for evaluating global resources for purchase?
Check all that apply. N=67
Consider user purchase suggestions 65 97%
Consider peer librarians’ recommendations 48 72%
Analyze collection use data 48 72%
Analyze cost vs use data 42 63%
Collect feedback from user focus groups 26 39%
Collect feedback from user surveys 25 37%
Other process or method 34 51%
Please describe the other process or method. N=34
Acquisition of Classical Studies materials: We strive to collect comprehensively in Classical Studies. In addition to
our approximately 2,000 standing orders (which includes monograph series and sets), we have Approval Plans with
Harrassowitz, Casalini, and Puvill. Furthermore, we receive notification of new titles from Blackwell, Oionos, Yankee
Book Peddler, Aux Amateurs, Harrassowitz, Casalini, and Puvill. We place orders based on our regular review of books
and serials listed or reviewed in pertinent publications. We also search the New Acquisitions lists of several Western
European and Eastern European libraries. Finally, we regularly search OP catalogs emphasizing Classical Studies against
our existing collection to purchase titles we don’t own.
Acquisition of materials on Byzantine and Modern Greece Studies: We receive slip notifications from a Greek vendor.
In addition, we review materials available on the websites of several Greek and Cypriote vendors, as well as ordering
Byzantine and Modern Greece titles available from a number of European vendors, and reviewing regularly the books
and serials listed or reviewed in pertinent publications. We also search the New Acquisitions lists of several Western
European and Eastern European libraries.
Analyzing content and fit to research and technology.
As with all resources, global resources are selected in the context of the relevant collection development policy and how
well a particular item is likely to support teaching, learning, and research on our campus. Decisions are often based on
reviews.
Because we are so engaged in instruction, being in the classroom puts us in direct contact with students and faculty. It
is easy to spot research trends or changes within the curriculum.
Checking OCLC WorldCat for holdings.
Close collaboration with faculty and trusted booksellers.
Collection Development Committee input.
Consulting with Area Studies faculty.
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