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 do
you actually place the customers orders with the FEDLINK vendors or can they do
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. Some
> 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
> Eleonore Spears/Librarian
> Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
> Quantico, VA
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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 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
> 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 responsibility?
> Does the library provide links to books and serials vendors? I'm
> especially interested in serials and newspapers.