Difference between revisions of "New acquisitions"

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As soon as the Acquisitions department places an order, a record for that item becomes visible in [[Hamnet]].  New open-stacks books are regularly featured on the "New Books" truck in the Reading Room. Lists of new vault acquisitions are periodically posted to Folgerpedia (but so far there is only one).
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New open-stacks books are regularly featured on the "New Books" truck in the Reading Room.  
  
The Folger does not normally publicize acquisitions until the material has arrived and been processed, though items on order can always be found by searching Hamnet. Exceptions include newsworthy public sales, such as the [[Robert S Pirie collection and auction | Robert S. Pirie sale]], where lots for which the Folger was high bidder were announced through social media on the evening of the last day of the sale.
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Lists of new vault acquisitions are now posted to Folgerpedia once a year, in late summer (fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30):
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* [[List of vault material acquired in 2016/17]]
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* [[List of vault material acquired in 2015/16]]
  
This article will be expanded with such things as:
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The Folger does not normally publicize acquisitions until the material has arrived and been processed. Exceptions include newsworthy public sales, such as the [[Robert S Pirie collection and auction | Robert S. Pirie sale]], where lots for which the Folger was high bidder were announced through social media on the evening of the last day of the sale.
* Links to lists of new acquisitions:
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** [[List of vault material acquired in 2016/17]]
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See also: [[Collection development policy]]
** [[List of vault material acquired in 2015/16]]
 
* Photo of new acquisitions
 
* The difference between "acquisition" (purchasing an item, or receiving it as a gift) and "accession" (formally adding that item to the collection)
 
* annual Acquisitions Night fundraiser
 
* summaries, with links, to:
 
**[[Collection development policy]]
 
** [[Accession numbers]]
 

Revision as of 17:39, 8 January 2018

New open-stacks books are regularly featured on the "New Books" truck in the Reading Room.

Lists of new vault acquisitions are now posted to Folgerpedia once a year, in late summer (fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30):

The Folger does not normally publicize acquisitions until the material has arrived and been processed. Exceptions include newsworthy public sales, such as the Robert S. Pirie sale, where lots for which the Folger was high bidder were announced through social media on the evening of the last day of the sale.

See also: Collection development policy