BookOps is the shared technical services collaboration between the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library. BookOps coordinates the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing and distribution of library materials for the BookOps member libraries. Acquisitions is responsible for order verification, invoicing and payment for the Research and Circulating collections of the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library.
The Acquisitions Coordinator of Electronic Resources and Serials serves as the BookOps Department’s key steward in ensuring consistent access to the member libraries’ electronic and serials collections. With institutional strategic goals and initiatives as primary inspiration, this position plays an important role in working with internal and external partners to progressively realize an accessible environment in which New York Public Library users and staff can easily discover, identify, and make use of the library’s electronic and serials collections. The Coordinator of Electronic Resources and Serials leads a team of ten in the Acquisitions Department, who on behalf of the BookOps member libraries, load bibliographic data into the library’s ILS and in all of the Library’s content knowledgebases, including Serials Solutions, an openURL resolver and discovery service; maintain vendor relations; code, submit, and track payments; manage renewals; gather and collate usage and holdings statistics; and organize internal technical support.