The acquisition of out-of-print materials provides unique challenges to librarians in all types of libraries. Guide to Out-of-Print Materials offers a helpful overview of tools (both traditional and electronic) and techniques available for locating and purchasing these often hard-to-find items. Chapters cover books, serials, and audio-visual materials. Also includes a glossary of commonly used out-of-print terms, a bibliography of recommended readings and resources, and a URL resource list appendix. While t intended as a comprehensive source of information, acquisitions librarians will find it a handy tool for enhancing their collections.
Narda Tafuri is an Assistant Professor and Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Scranton and has published several articles on out-of-print books. Anna Seaberg has chaired the Music Library Association's Public Libraries Committee and is currently the Music Selection Librarian for the King County Library System in Issaquah, Washington. Gary Handman is the Director of the UC Berkeley Media Resources Center. He is the editor of two editions of Video Collection Development in Multi-type Libraries,and has taught and lectured extensively on topics relating to film and video librarianship and film studies.