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Thanks for the clarification,

Peggy

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
> do
> you actually place the customers orders with the FEDLINK vendors or can they
> do
> themselves?
>
> thanks,
>
> Peggy
>
> 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
> > 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.