Title

Building Library Collections, the eBay Way

Publication Date

Winter 2005

Abstract

eBay provides a fresh way to find and purchase items that build a library’s special collections and archives, supplement circulating collections, or replace journal issues that are missing. At Western Oregon University (WOU), we have used eBay to build our archives collections and are looking to expand our use to the general collections. This article uses some of our experiences to describe how eBay can be used to acquire library materials and includes lessons that we have learned, tips for optimizing your searches, and hints for eBay novices.

Publisher

International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication

Journal

E-JASL: The Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship

Volume Number

6

Issue Number

3

Type

Article

Department

Library

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.