Thanks for the clarification,
Spears Ms Eleonore C wrote:
> DIISP is the Defense Intelligence Information Program, which used to be
> Scientific and Technical... (STIISP). They provide community money for S&T.
> The Foreign Science Library (FSL) is a contract library that actually
> provides the service. As a member, we are allotted a sum of money for the
> year, in a deposit account that works like Fedlink. I place an order and
> FSL buys the material. We use FSL for most foreign subscriptions, and for
> rush orders on books, because they have a credit card and can order online
> from Amazon, for example, and have a book shipped directly to us. I place
> all orders with Fedlink. e.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: peggytz [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 1:34 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Publications Acquisitions in Government Agencies?
> Eleonare - thanks for your prompt response. Would you mind a few questions?
> Can you explain DIISP and FSL? I'm not familiar with those acronyms. And
> you actually place the customers orders with the FEDLINK vendors or can they
> Spears Ms Eleonore C wrote:
> > At MCIA, the library purchases books and serials and newspapers for the
> > entire agency. Money is sent to Fedlink at the beginning of the fiscal
> > year, and we are also DIISP members and spend that money through FSL.
> > online databases (Periscope and Stratfor are being considered right now)
> > have been purchased by the agency with other funds, some for OSIS, others
> > just for internal use, but the library has been involved in selection and
> > purchase.
> > Eleonore Spears/Librarian
> > Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
> > Quantico, VA
> > (703)784-6166
> > [log in to unmask]
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: peggytz [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 7:37 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Publications Acquisitions in Government Agencies?
> > A quick survey - our agency's publications procurement process has always
> > been centralized but we're reviewing this policy. I'd like to know how
> > other government agencies obtain publications. Thanks in advance for your
> > responses.
> > Peggy Tuten
> > Does your library provide books and serials acquisitions for your agency?
> > If so, does the library have the budget to procure or does each component
> > pay?
> > If your library does not provide this service, how does the rest of the
> > agency purchase books and serials? - Is this a logistics responsibility?
> > Does the library provide links to books and serials vendors? I'm
> > especially interested in serials and newspapers.