32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Friday, November 9 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
International Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges

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The acquisition of international materials in university libraries presents unique challenges and opportunities. Our presentation will focus on two aspects, development of Western European approval plans and the selection, acquisitions and processing of Middle Eastern Materials. In light of library-wide reorganizations at both University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), over time, these plans evolved to reflect collecting needs under a new organizational structure from both the subject/area specialist point of view as well as the acquisitions/processing staff perspective. We will present issues related to the selection-to-shelf life cycle with examples from the UNC and UCLA collections based on our experiences and workflows. Discussion of alternative experiences and processes from other institutions are welcome.

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David Hirsch

Librarian for ME & South Asian Studies, UCLA
David Hirsch served as the Librarian for Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Islamic Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1989. He holds the title of Distinguished Librarian and was named Librarian of the Year at UCLA in 2013.   Mr Hirsch... Read More →

Doug Stewart

Assistant Head, Monographic Services, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Currently the head of the Receiving & FastCat section of the Monographic Services Department at UNC-Chapel Hill's Davis Library. Previously was a serials cataloger, then head of the Copy Cataloging section of the Catalog Department.

Germaine Wadeborn

Head, Print Acquisitions, UCLA Library

Friday November 9, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm EST
Courtyard Marriott Ashley Room 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401