Monday, January 1, 2018

Roundup of Past Oriented Library Acquisitions Lists Online or by Email

[Originally posted 9/27/10, Most recently updated 1 January  2017]

It used to be fairly common for specialized library collections to produce periodic Acquisitions Lists.  Mostly these were circulated in print, informally.  Some institutions have made the transition to email distribution, and others to digital. I'm gathering links here to them and to other useful open access periodic bibliography projects. Not everything listed here is up to date, but all of them are useful.  I'll be grateful to hear of others and will happily include them in the list.  Please leave a comment.

The American Numismatic Society Library, Recent Acquisitions

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens produces these:
The Acquisitions List of the Research Archives, The Oriental Institute

Bibliothèque des Sciences de l'Antiquité (Lille, France), Listes d'acquisitions

The British Museum: Ancient Egypt and Sudan Library Acquisitions Lists

The British Museum: Greece and Rome Library Acquisitions Lists 

Bryn Mawr Classical Review: Books Available for Review

The Burnam Classical Library at the University of Cincinnati, Recent Acquisitions

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Library Acquisitions Lists

Joint Library of the Hellenic & Roman Societies / Institute of Classical Studies Library

KeiBi online: Die Keilschrift-Bibliographie im Netz 

Neuerwerbungen der Heidelberger Sondersammelgebiete
Hinweis Ägyptologie
Hinweis Klassische Archäologie
Hinweis Kunstgeschichte bis 1945
Hinweis Südasien
Neuerwerbungsliste/New Acquisitons, Vorderer Orient einschl. Nordafrika, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (ULB Halle)

Sackler Library (Oxford)

Are there others you use online? Leave a comment and let me know.


  1. Bryn Mawr Classical Review's monthly list of books available for review serves as a sort of acquisitions list:

  2. The Burnam Classics Library at the University of Cincinnati keeps an online acquisitions list:

  3. The library at my school, University of Oklahoma, offers a very valuable service - you can subscribe by Call Number Range to an RSS feed for new acquisitions. I would encourage other libraries to implement something like this - it is incredibly useful and very user-friendly!

  4. I get the Cincinnati list be email - I didn't know it was online!

  5. The Bibliothèque des Sciences de l'Antiquité (Lille, France) also offers periodic acquisitions lists. These are enriched with links to web resources (websites, reviews, ToCs...). I also developed a litte jQuery script that generates links to online records for each item (based upon the ISBN).
    An example here :
    Our lists are managed manually (with a little help from Zotero). Managing dynamically this kind of lists would be much more better, with RSS feeds and other useful functionalities (sorting, exporting, etc.).