July 1: The beginning of the campus fiscal year.
October 1: Deadline for selectors to inform Serials of serial changes for the upcoming fiscal year.
January 11: 50% Firm Order Deadline, by base fund
April 1: Deadline for selectors to have spent firm order funds (-1 and -5 funds). No orders will be processed which have been received after this date.
All magazines, journals, and newspapers which are routinely published and continuing in publication until permanently ceased is considered a serial. To order a new serial, please first contact Erin (print subscriptions) or Libby (online subscriptions) for pricing information. Once you have decided you want to order a title, you will need to communicate the following information to Libby or Erin:
We use two subscription vendors, EBSCO and Harrasowitz, to manage our serial subscriptions. They do charge a small service charge (.5 - 3%) that will be added to the subscription price. We also go direct to publishers for many subscriptions.
GOBI is the YBP database used by the Libraries to order books (both print and electronic). GOBI has many features available to help selectors with their books selections. The website address is www.gobi3.com. If you need a login or have forgotten your information, please contact Corrie Hutchinson.
Once in GOBI, you can select books and send them to the Acquisitions unit without having to send a separate email or fill out a separate form. You can also set up GOBI Alerts for faculty and yourself to receive notifications via email of books matching predetermined criteria.
If you wish to order an e-resource such as a database or online index, contact Corrie Hutchinson. Many factors need to be considered before purchase:
Corrie will work with the vendors to gather quotes, review pricing options, finalize the license, and launch the resource in conjunction with Rhonda Whithaus, Head of Online Information Services. Rhonda is also responsible for setting up any trials of online resources.
If what you want to order is not available in GOBI, a serial, or a database, you can contact the Acquisitions department directly with you purchasing instructions. When ordering please have the following information: