BI, bibliographic instruction or user instruction, takes many forms, including the preparation of handouts and other user aids, exhibits, consultations, and formal subject-based instruction. Subject Librarians and other librarians offer library instruction sessions to classes, groups and individuals upon request and/or in support of classes.
See Subject Librarian.
In December 1998, the responsibilitiesof the Bibliographer Budget Team were assumed by Collections Council. BBT was formed in January 1994 to design a flexible collections budget and to engage a representative group of Subject Librarians in collections budget decision making. The BBT was composed of one Subject Librarian from: Humanities; Social Sciences; Sciences; International and Area Studies; RBMSCL;
department heads of Acquisitions/Serials and Collection Development;and the Director of Collections Services.
Bibliographers Forum -
A group composed of all Subject Librariansand staff in related areas (i.e. Head, Acquisitions/Serials, Head, Cataloging, Document Delivery staff, etc.). Monthly informational meetings were held during the academic year and the agenda addressed issues of concern to all Subject Librarians.This structure was in place through the 1995/96 academic year; beginning in 1998/99, it was decided that meetings would be resumed as issues arise.
Biddle Endowment Fund -
The largest collections endowment fund; thereare no restrictions on the use of this fund. See also Stabilization Fund.
BIP refers to the U.S. Books in Print, Forthcoming Books, and their foreign equivalents. (See http://www.lib.duke.edu/dukeonly/intop/casst/bip.htm) Orders for books with publication dates more than five years old need to be checked in the appropriate Books In Print. This procedure is for U.S., British, Canadian, French, German, and Italian books. BIP is available through the library's homepage. Printed volumes are available in Perkins Reference and some branch libraries.
Publications received by the Library not as the resultof a firm order. Examples include approval books, books received through depository arrangements, gifts, purchased material delivered in person, etc
Branch Libraries -
This group includes the branch libraries:
Budget Projection -
Each September, the University administration requests that the Library determine an inflator for each collection development budgetline except postage. The expenditures of the previous fiscal year are analyzed according to country of origin as a pattern for the budget of the current
fiscal year. Inflators are supplied from major publishers and vendors in major countries and applied to the analyzed budget to determine the inflators for the major budget lines for the next fiscal year.
Bulletin of Duke University -
The Bulletin, published three times a year, lists course offerings and requirements. It is available from the Registrar's Office and the Perkins Reference desk.
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