Acquisition

Head: Dipl.-Bibl. Jan Haag

The Acquisitions team is in charge of purchasing a wide variety of print and non-print media, such as books, journal subsciptions, and database licenses. Kiz is a member of the Konsortium Baden-Württemberg, enabling us to enjoy the many benefits of cost-effective joint purchasing agreements, which significantly reduce the cost of e-resources for member libraries. We work closely with University faculty members in building up the Library's collection. To further enhance collection development, we encourage all our users to make acquisition requests. Furthermore, we keep track of new publications in all subject fields relevant to the University.

Team members handle questions concerning collection development within the framework of kiz's two-level support system, whereby our Help Desk is the first point of contact before an enquiry is referred to us or, in the case of a specialized question, to a team member of Information and Reference or Specialized Information Services.

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