Our 32nd Podcast presents Kathy Danko, Manager of Collections and Material Processing at the Welch Library. Kathy takes us into "the nitty gritty" of how E-books, Journals and Databases are acquired. Also, she shares thoughts on future acquisitions and purchasing trends. If you've ever wondered how Collection is stocked, this is the Podcast for you!
01:14 ----- Kathy runs us through the process of the Library acquiring a journal. Specifically, what dictates that Welch purchase a subscription?
02:48 ------ Welch seems to acquire new resources every month. Would you say the trend now is towards e-books, databases, journals, or “all of the above?”
04:85 ------ How does a patron request a new resource? And once you receive a request, what happens next?
06:30 ------ Does Welch share the cost of purchasing resources with other Hopkins libraries? How are decisions made about these shared purchases?
09:10 ------ What do you see down the road for future acquisitions? Is there one field, subject, or Department that you foresee requiring more resource attention?