Collection Development, Simplified

Workflow | September 13, 2017

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Collection development librarians in academic libraries today do more than just collection development, and searching for the right books can be time-consuming. What if there were easier ways to find books?

Collection development librarians in academic libraries today do more than just collection development. Much more. They also have to deal with budget constraints, limited staffing, taking on multiple roles at the library and making sure they are meeting the needs of faculty and library patrons.  And it’s difficult to keep up with the vast (and growing) amount of content that is being published, various acquisition models and vendors, as well as the many resources available to help with selection. Finding trusted, vetted titles can get overwhelming, but what if there were easier, and faster, ways to find existing books that your library users need?

GOBI offers many solutions to help simplify your entire acquisition workflow. One way it does that is by providing time-saving collection development tools that put the best books for your library right in front of you.

Spotlight Lists

GOBI Spotlight Lists include titles selected by EBSCO librarians to enable you to easily select the quality titles you want for your library. Updated monthly and available in a wide range of subjects, Spotlight Lists allow you to browse and select from the titles related to your subjects of interest.

Categories include:

  • Bestselling E-books
  • Popular Fiction/Nonfiction
  • Academic Essentials
  • Area/Ethnic Studies
  • Art
  • Current Topics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Literary and Poetry Essentials
  • Health Sciences
  • And many more   

 

GOBI offers many solutions to help simplify your entire acquisition workflow. 

Notifications

For a more personalized list of books, librarians can set up notifications. Choose the parameters (format, classification, interdisciplinary topics, content level and more) you want in GOBI and receive a list of new titles that match those parameters delivered weekly or at a frequency of your choice. Make your notifications as simple or multifaceted as you want and obtain a list of the exact books you’re looking for sent to you for review. 

Choice Program

The prestigious Choice Outstanding Academic Titles list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice. The GOBI Choice Program makes it easy to order Choice Outstanding Academic titles, either by using the Choice Spotlight Lists broken out by Library of Congress (LC) classification, or by choosing to review or receive titles based on LC classification.

With these built-in, free collection development tools, GOBI helps you find expert-recommended books for your library, while saving you valuable time spent in searching for and ordering titles.

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