4CE53030-CF0C-67E7-7D845E0B5CDEC0DD
D53C7824-D182-57E1-FB189C9D3F4DDABE

Recommend a Library Purchase


Acquisitions

LIBRARY COLLECTIONs

The collections of the Hamilton College Libraries have been developed and maintained across two centuries to support teaching and learning at Hamilton. The Libraries continue to develop our collection of diverse resources reflecting our curriculum and student body. Strategies to acquire and maintain these resources necessarily have evolved as well; we are continually adopting new acquisition models to provide the most economical access to needed research materials. The Hamilton Libraries collect, organize, preserve and provide access to materials in a variety of formats.

The Libraries acquire material through purchase, subscription, or “just in time” models such as pay-per-view. Librarians use strategies that provide for the anticipated needs of patrons; faculty are encouraged to submit requests for new or previously published materials that will support curricular needs. The Library accepts gifts within the limitations of our collection policy and our space considerations. 

Refer to the guidelines below to recommend a purchase to enhance the library collections.

Ask to Buy Form 

(Login to Library account required)

Guidelines

Books, CDs, DVDs

Request options:

Email request to asktobuy@hamilton.edu
Fill out the Ask to Buy form (login to library account required)
Drop off or mail request to Acquisitions, Burke Library

Please include the following with your request:

Creator (e.g., author, composer, performer, etc.)
Title
Publisher
Date of publication
Format (book, CD, DVD)
ISBN or UPC (if known)
Department to which the purchase should be charged
Where you found your information (e.g., publisher's catalog, website with url, review from a journal or newspaper, etc.)
Special instructions

Journals

To discuss journals or other serial sets that would benefit your courses and research, contact your department Research Support Liaison.

Journal subscriptions represent an ongoing cost to the college that is subject to an annual inflation rate of 4-6% or higher. Because of this, the request for a new subscription requires careful consideration with the final decision being made by the director of the library. Normally, the academic department will be asked if there are existing titles of roughly equal cost they are willing to cancel. 

Requests should include:
Title, publisher, place of publication, and ISSN

Databases

To request trials or discuss database resources that would benefit your courses and research, contact your department Research Support Liaison or Lynn Mayo, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian; lmayo@hamilton.edu, 315-859-4746.

Article databases and other electronic collections typically require annual licensing agreements that result in an ongoing cost to the college. While we are happy to set up trials and explore purchasing options, the addition of a new database often requires the termination of an existing one.

ACQUISITIONS STAFF

Barbara Swetman
Acquisitions and Serials Librarian
bswetman@hamilton.edu
315-859-4470

Abby Morton
Senior Acquisitions Assistant
amorton@hamilton.edu
315-859-4494

Cindy Stern
Serials Assistant
cstern@hamilton.edu
315-859-4747

Cat Stern
Acquisitions & Cataloging Assistant
cqstern@hamilton.edu
315-859-4491

Beth Bohstedt
Director, Library Access Services and Collection Strategies
bbohsted@hamilton.edu
315-859-4485

Last updated: September 14, 2017

Comments

No comments yet.

Back to Top