We have recently been reviewing and evaluating new software for our
library including the standard functions of catalog, acquisitions,
serials, and circulation. The acquisitions function is of particular
interest because we do not currently have a good, bi-directional
interface between the acquisitions module and our general ledger.
We are a small (1,250 FTE) liberal arts university with approx.
375,000 volumes in our library.
I am curious about how other institutions handle the library
acquisitions process. I suspect that larger institutions might have a
separate purchasing and accounting function within the library
itself. And perhaps we are making problems for ourself by trying to
connect the acquisitions software with our GL software.
If you have any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or caveats I'd be glad
to hear them and will summarize to the list.
Bob Paver (512) 863-1676
Assoc. VP, Information Technology Services (512) 863-1605 fax
Southwestern University Georgetown, TX 78626
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