Librarians face many challenges and opportunities for insight when developing collections and managing backend systems. Workflow explores methods to help manage everyday tasks and improve services.
As academic libraries evolve to meet the changing needs of faculty, researchers and patrons, so has the role of the academic librarian. No longer focusing primarily on collection development and acquisitions, many librarians are becoming more directly involved helping faculty and patrons discover, access, and utilize library resources, thanks to the automated support made available through library services vendors.
All libraries, no matter how large or small, have the same goal: to develop and manage a collection that meets the diverse needs of the students, researchers and faculty at their institution. While the specific collection development goals can vary dramatically across libraries, library services vendors are in a unique position to offer additional services that can simplify and streamline the books acquisition process for libraries of all sizes.