Acquisitions Group of Ireland

Support and Information for Acquisitions Librarians



The Acquisitions Group of Ireland was formed in November 1992 to provide a forum where matters of common interest relating to the acquisition of library materials could be discussed. At least three meetings are held each year in a central Dublin location.

Since its foundation in 1992, AGI has discussed a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Collection development and management
  • VAT
  • Consortium purchasing and tendering for supply
  • Outsourcing
  • Staff training and development
  • E-books
  • E-journals and databases
  • EDI (electronic data interchange)
  • Budgeting
  • The Copyright Act and photocopying
  • Irish Legal Deposit issues
  • Electronic recommendations from academic/library staff
  • Performance indicators
  • Credit card purchasing of library materials
  • The impact of the Prompt Payments Act
  • Federated Search Tools
  • Shelf Ready books
  • Changing Work Flows
  • Open Access Models

Training seminars and workshops are also regularly held in areas identified by the AGI members.

We welcome members from both public and academic libraries in Ireland and Northern Ireland.