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|Title:||Globalizing children's literature in academic libraries using automatic acquisition|
|Author(s):||Elaine Thornton, (Social Sciences and Education Librarian, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA)|
|Citation:||Elaine Thornton, (2011) "Globalizing children's literature in academic libraries using automatic acquisition", Collection Building, Vol. 30 Iss: 1, pp.47 - 52|
|Keywords:||Academic libraries, Children, Collections management, Literature|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/01604951111105014 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||Received: August 2010Accepted: October 2010|
Purpose – This paper sets out to examine the use of an automatic acquisition plan to acquire international children's award book winners in academic libraries and to offer suggestions for promoting these resources.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper examined the vendor's website, vendor-created spreadsheets detailing award-winning children's books from 2007-2009, and book award websites.
Findings – The findings show that acquiring international children's award book winners using an automatic acquisition plan is an excellent starting-point for developing international children's award collections. Featured awards favor works in English. Award books from all continents and regions are not available, but award winners chosen by ethnic and international organizations can be selected to broaden the ethnic and cultural diversity of the resources.
Originality/value – This paper details a beginning point for acquiring and promoting international children's award book winners for academic libraries in order to support multiculturalism and globalism by diversifying curriculum materials collection and providing vital resources for future educators and the larger campus community.
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