Academic libraries worldwide have been utilizing the Internet to enhance collections, expand services and improve operations. Internet resources and services, such as e‐mail, online public access catalogs, publishers’ catalogs, electronic resources, multimedia encyclopedias, and dictionaries are becoming common and useful collection‐building tools in many libraries, especially academic libraries. This paper discusses the essential elements of management for change in academic libraries, the ways in which acquisitions managers can exhibit leadership in this environment, and how acquisitions librarians can cope with this change. The paper examines the various Internet tools that are being used in the electronic environment for the selection and ordering of books online. The paper also presents an overview of how the use of the Internet has changed the traditional concept of selection and ordering processes in academic libraries.
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