Message from the ACD Section Chair

Greetings everyone,

I am pleased that we are launching this new blog which is replacing our newsletter as the way we will communicate as a committee. Please send your book reviews and articles to Regine Schmolling, our Secretary, and as our Information Coordinator, Jérôme Fronty will be the contact to update and post on the blog. Thanks to J. K. Vijayakumar for taking the lead on with a section on the blog called ACD Watch, which will highlight articles related to acquisition and collection development. Please send him or Jérôme any articles that you think would be good for this part of the blog (ACD Standing Commitee).

I am looking forward to our open program in Helsinki, “Treating print in an increasing digital collection: issues, dilemmas and directions”, which will be held on Tuesday August 14th from 13:15 to 15:45. Thanks to Julia Gelfand for all of her work chairing the program committee and organizing this session.

Plans are going well, too, for the Satellite Session in Kuopio, Finland,  “Global policies, Imperatives and Solutions for the Efficient Library Collection Management and Access to Less Used Documents” , co-sponsored by the Serials Section. Thanks to Pentti Vattulainen and Sirpa Janhonen for all of their work leading the local arrangements and program committees.

Our new publication, Key Issues for e-Resource Collection Development: A Guide for Libraries, is almost ready to be published, and we have already had a good response from people interested in translating this new resource. If you which to volunteer to translate it into another language, please check with Regine. So far we have volunteers for Arabic, Chinese, French, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in August at IFLA!

Until then, all the best!

Joseph

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