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A Study on the Laws and Regulations Affecting the Public Library Acquisitions

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2011, 22(3), pp.269-288
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

CHANG, DURK HYUN 1 강은영 2

1부산대학교
2신라대학교

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ABSTRACT

Acquisition processes in public libraries, especially as influenced by policies and regulations both in national and regional levels have not been in the main area of concerns in the research of library and information science. While the area of collection management has yet been one of the major issues in this filed, public library book-purchasing in the major factor to achieve effective library collections. This study concentrated on the policies and regulations that attempts to normalize and control the acquisition process in public libraries. This research analyzed and investigated (1) various policies and regulations regarding the library collection as public procurement, (2) legitimacy of decision between normal price procurement and discounted price contract under the current policy on normal retail price of books, (3) budget allocation, (4) policies on library acquisition processes. Suggestions are also added for the efficient collection building in public libraries.

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