Thanks Diana, your operations sounds like the way we did business until about 5
years ago. There has been a real push to decentralize here, despite the likely
cost increases. I'll post a summary of the responses later this week or next.
"Smith, Diana" wrote:
> The FDIC publications procurement process is totally centralized in the
> Library, both for Headquarters and the Regional and Field Offices. The
> centralization covers all information products: newspapers, periodicals,
> serials, law treatises, monographs...and online database services, whether
> the Library uses them or not. (One exception: local newspapers-the field
> offices purchase those with petty cash).
> The Library budgets for all information products. Due to political turf (did
> I say that?), the online database budget actually resides in the IT
> department, but the Library manages and budgets for the databases. One
> challenge is determining what is or is not a database, but that's another
> story. We do not charge back, but we do survey everyone each year to
> determine the ongoing need for the publications.
> Thanks for raising the question. I'm very interested in the responses and
> would also like to know about centralization of online database procurement.
> Diana Smith
> Chief, Library & Information Services Unit
> (202) 898-3910 (voice) (202) 898-3984 (fax)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: peggytz [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 7:37 AM
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> Subject: Publications Acquisitions in Government
> 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
> 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
> If your library does not provide this service, how does the
> rest of the
> agency purchase books and serials? - Is this a logistics
> Does the library provide links to books and serials vendors?
> especially interested in serials and newspapers.