Question du jour:
Do you consider electronic reference products like Gale’s Encyclopedia of Associations or even the OED online serials, e-books, or databases? Does it really matter? Well, when a library has budgets and procedures that revolve around these different classes of materials, someone will eventually ask the question. Who should handle the ordering and processing? The serials people, the e-book people, or the database people? This is where working in a smaller place would be a benefit: one person doing all those jobs! 🙂 Maybe we need to throw out those categories of budget and process. Eventually, we will have lots of products that are licensed annually, are updated constantly, and used to be books. Have deal with them differently that we did in the past though.