Acquisitions Community of Interest

Statement of Purpose

The Acquisitions Community of Interest (COI) is intended to bring together acquisitions librarians and those assigned acquisitions duties to discuss, analyze, and recommend best practices concerning Acquisitions. In particular, the Acquisitions COI will examine acquisitions issues, current trends in the field, and best practices for acquisitions workflows, record infrastructure, fund hierarchies, and budgetary analyses. The Acquisitions COI will support and supplement the E-resources Implementation Team in providing collaborations between e-resource management, usage, and cost analysis, and with the Database Improvement and Discoverability Team in providing collaboration between local systems and database integrity with respect to order and vendor record best practices. This group will also provide a space to bring together individuals at OhioLINK institutions who are new to acquisitions and those with a wealth of acquisitions experience to share their insights and innovations.

The goals of the Acquisitions Community of Interest include:

Holding quarterly virtual meetings to discussion issues, trends, best practices • Holding one yearly workshop, possibly in collaboration with the E-resources Community of Interest, centered on a particular topic (e.g. Acquisitions analytics; data dictionaries for Order Records; streamlining acquisitions workflows) • Discussing tools and technologies to enhance acquisitions workflows and data gathering • Investigating integrations with other systems, such as OCL Connexion, ILLiad, ERMs • Compiling documentation, tutorials, references related to Acquisitions • Mapping acquisitions and fund management activities • Identifying how acquisitions data and information is used in various workflows throughout technical services, collection management, and library assessment

Listserv Information

The Acquisitions Community of Interest group will utilize the listserv for communication of events, and as a forum for discussion of Acquisitions related issues and initiatives that impact acquisitions and electronic resource management.

For general information about this list, and to sign up, please visit

Meeting Notes and Documents

Additional documents for the Acquisitions Community of Interest can be found on the meeting notes page.

Event Recordings

Recordings from recent Acquisitions COI events can be found on the OhioLINK webinars page.

Roster and More Information

For information regarding the Community of Interest (COI) group, including organizing activities, meetings, and communications please contact the current co-chairs.

Name Institution
Richard Wisneski Miami University (Chair)
Stephanie Church Case Western Reserve University (Co-Chair)
Frank Bove University of Mount Union
Cara Calabrese Miami University
Judy Carey Nevin Ohio University Lancaster
Julie Deardorff Cedarville University
Brian C. Gray Case Western Reserve University
Linda Glasser Lakeland Community College
Suzanne Johnson-Varney Shawnee State University
Meredith Priset Walsh University
Amanda Raab Ohio Wesleyan University
Julie Rabine Bowling Green State University
Suzanne Smailes

Wittenberg University

Derek Wilmott University of Toledo
Elizabeth Zeitz Otterbein University