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Peter Bae, Scholarly Content Services 609-258-5754


About Acquisitions Services

Acquisitions Services is the branch of Technical Services responsible for acquiring material for the various collections of the Princeton University Library. We perform a wide variety of tasks associated with library acquisitions, including pre-order searching, ordering, receiving, record maintenance, periodical check-in, copy cataloging, initial invoicing, sorting/distributing for cataloging, labeling and/or binding of these materials.

Acquisitions consists of three primary units, each organized either by its function or by the material-type being processed. In addition, the Division manages many approval plans, although some of the production work for these acquisitions takes place in Catalog and Metadata Services.

  • Monograph Acquisitions Team: Vacant 609-258-3219
    Preorder searching, ordering, claiming, and receipt of firm orders for books, maps, sound and videorecordings, scores, computer files, etc. Provides rush service for reserve orders, secondhand or antiquarian catalog, Internet orders, etc. Contact Monograph Acquisitions for claims or reports.
  • Serials Acquisitions Team: Heidi Fisher, head ; Susan Hajdas-Sikorski , Serials Acquisitions East Asian section ; 609-258-5415 .
    Preorder searching, ordering, claiming, check-in and adding of print and electronic journals, multi-volume monographs, monographic series and other continuations. Contact Serials Acquisitions for claims or reports.
  • Serials Acquisitions Team, Shelf Direct and Binding Services Section, Carlos Santos 609-258-3207
    Processes materials for binding and provides final physical processing of material, such as call number labels, book plates, property stamps, and mylar covered dust jackets. Processes approval plans with purchased cataloging.
  • Acquisitions Coordinator : Vacant (contact Heidi Fisher or Peter Bae)
    Manages approval plans, updates profiles, resolves acquisitions questions related to approval material, and acts as liaison with collection development staff and cataloging staff.
  • Invoice unit, 609-258-5342 . As of January 2016 transferred to Library Finance and Administration.

    Contact Invoice Unit or Dina Conte for payment information or queries.

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