Journal Article: “The Suggest a Library Purchase Program at the University of Colorado Boulder”
The following article (accepted manuscript version) was recently made available via the University of Colorado Boulder institutional repository.
Accepted Manuscript Version: via CU Scholar/University of Colorado Boulder
Published Version: Collection Management; August 12, 2019
This case study examines the workflow of “Suggest a Purchase” requests at the University of Colorado Boulder. The author collected data examining requests from July 2017 to December 2018.
This study considers whether subject specialists use information in the requests to gather collection development information.
The paper examines the information contained in the requests to make collection decisions, based on the criteria: Department of the requester, Affiliation of the requester, and Language of title requested. The author examines whether these fields offer data concerning collection gaps and subject trends, which may facilitate subject specialists’ collection development decision-making.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.