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Description: The Acqnet list is run by the ALCTS Acquistions Section, and is a discussion forum for ALCTS members and non-members on issues that are of concern in library acquisitions.

AcqNet is a moderated list. The moderators receive all potential postings and distribute them to the subscribers. Those that are judged to fall outside the scope of the list are returned to senders with an explanation for the rejection, or suggestions for re-submission. You do not have to be subscribed to AcqNet to submit a posting, but your posting should be relevant to the aims of the list. If you wish to post to AcqNet, but are not a subscriber, please submit your posting to the moderators at

Acqnet web site:

Archives of the list since the transition to the ALA servers are available through the list management options to the left. Comprehensive archives of the list are available via at These are maintained by Eric Lease Morgan.

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Subscribers who wish to communicate with the group should send a posting to the editors at: Subscribers are asked to make sure that their posting includes full signature information, including affiliation and email address.

AcqNet does not accept commercial advertisements of any kind.

Christian Boissonnas, formerly Director, Central Technical Services, Cornell University Library (now retired) was founding Editor of ACQNET-L. Eleanor Cook was Chief editor from 1994 through 2013. Lisa Spagnolo and Keith Powell served as chief editors from 2013-2015. Eric Lease Morgan is ACQNET Archivist. The list moved from ibiblio to American Library Association servers in 2015, with a name change from ACQNET-L to AcqNet.

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