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Acquisitions Procedures  

This LibGuide is intended to help the University of Dallas understand and interact with the Acquisitions department at the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library.
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    Welcome to the Acquisitions Subject Guide.

    Located on the lower level of the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library, the Acquisitions Department acquires all materials, except journals, for the library's collections, including monographs, e-books,and online databases.

    Journals, including e-journals, and other serial materials are acquired by the Serials Department.

    We believe that collection development and selecting materials is a collaboration between departmental bibliographers and subject liaison librarians.  Faculty, through their department bibliographer, may submit book requests to the Acquisitions Department using the Request a Book Form, or by sending the equivalent information (including author, title, publisher, date of publication, and ISBN number) to Debbie Hathaway Acquisitions Supervisor, through email or campus mail.  Please take the opportunity to check the title in our online catalog before placing your request.

    For journal subscription suggestions please contact Susan Vaughan, Serials Librarian, extension 4130. As journal subscriptions require a long-term annual commitment of funds, faculty requests for new journal subscriptions must have the endorsement of the academic department's chair as well as fit within the current and long-term departmental and library budget parameters. Requests for new subscriptions may be submitted for library review at any time through the academic department's bibliographer or subject librarian liaison.

    In addition to placing firm orders for items selected by librarians and faculty, the Acquisitions Department operates an online bookstore   All volumes placed in the bookstore are obtained from donations as well as collection weeding. Currently the bookstore is listed with two online vendors ( Alibris, Biblio) and is also available for  onsite browsing and purchasing. 

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    Debbie Hathaway
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    Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library
    Braniff Building, Lower Level
    972-721-4122
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