News from Buckinghamshire New University

Achieving More with Less: Acquisitions in Hard Times

Introduction

The Acquisitions Team at Buckinghamshire New University (Bucks) has just enjoyed a year of shelf ready book acquisitions. This may sound neither ground breaking nor innovative nor something that should be hitting the headlines of the library and information world. However, our shelf ready automated acquisitions has been achieved without investing additional monies and has delivered considerable benefits of improved supply times, streamlined acquisitions processes and made better use of technologies.

We were invited to present a project paper at the Dawson Day in London on 26th May 2011 as part of Dawson Books’ theme of “Efficiencies Through Innovation”