Thanks for the additional information. Doesn't sound very efficient, but we may be headed down the same road.
Clara M Smith wrote:
> We have 12 different operating administrations, each of which has their own acquisition/procurement offices. And if you can believe it, they operate differently from office to office within their own administration. For example, in our General Counsel Office, they assign a secretary to be responsible for ordering books and subscriptions for that office. While down the hall, someone else might just make the request directly to the procurement office.
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> Thanks Clara, do you know how the other offices order serials? Do they use vendors for this or just deal with the individual subscriptions. Also, do you know if this is the responsibility of a logistics officer or just individuals who want the journals.
> thanks again,
> Clara M Smith wrote:
> > Peggy,
> > Our Library used to act as a centeralized procurement source for books and serials. We discontinued this funtion around 1990 when the order requiring all offices to go through the Library was recinded. Currently each office does its own procurement process using their own budger resources. We are occassionaly ask to verify some prices or sources for publications but not often.
> > Clara M. Smith
> > U.S. Department of Transportation Library
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of peggytz
> > 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
> > 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.