Monday, November 28, 2011

CFP: "Biz of Acq" column of Against the Grain

CFP: "Biz of Acq" column of Against the Grain

Against the Grain is a down-to-earth, practice-oriented library journal.  Its goal is to provide acquisitions librarians in all types of libraries, and information sellers, with current information on events in the field, and practical insights into acquisitions techniques and processes. The "Biz of Acq" column features discussions of key acquisitions topics by working librarians.

Ideas for upcoming "Biz of Acq" articles include:
--Statistics and reports for e-resource management
--Patron Driven Acquisitions
--E-book platforms
--E-book workflows
--Streamlining e-resource management with an ERM system
--Negotiating licenses and prices
--Discovery tools and acquisitions
--Technology of acquisitions
--Finding and selecting vendors and vendor comparison and assessment
--Acquiring MP3's, scores, and e-scores
--Workflow analysis
--Managing accounting, accounts, and audits
--RDA and Acquisitions
--Acquisitions/Cataloging workflows
--Changes in the nature of acquisitions work due to changing collections
--Repurposing acquisitions staff

Feel free to choose any of these topics, or one of your own. Theoretical articles, research reports, "how-to" articles, case studies, literature reviews and conceptual or opinion pieces are welcome. Article length should be approximately 1200-1500 words (4-5 pages, double-spaced). Contributions may be written by individuals or co-authored.


If you are interested in writing for "Biz of Acq", please contact the editor at flinchba@UMBC.EDU
Michelle Flinchbaugh
Acquistions Librarian
UMBC Library
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250