by Brian Greene
Fast acquisitions processes are beneficial because they get materials into patrons’ hands quicker. This article describes one library’s experience implementing a fast acquisitions process that dramatically cut turnaround times—from the point of ordering to the shelf—to under five days, all without increasing costs. This was accomplished by focusing on three areas: small-batch ordering, fast shipping and quick processing. Considerations are discussed, including the decision to rely on Amazon for the vast majority of orders.
Archived using Internet Archive, 2016-11-30: http://web.archive.org/web/20161130002107/http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2014/responsive-acquisitions-a-case-study-on-improved-workflow-at-a-small-academic-library/