Practices and policies of acquisition: the birth of tools, the rebirth of the actors

During continuing education, acquisitions librarians expect clarification of the acquisition policy of their establishment. Within regional libraries, the drawing up of job descriptions by post enables the specification of the role of acquisitions librarians and their requisite skills in terms of knowledge, know-how and life skills. The development of a card system by field of acquisition provides a useful management tool, which can be adapted to various contexts in the work place.