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
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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
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.