Library purchasing consortia: achieving value for money and shaping the emerging electronic marketplace.

Ball, D. and Pye, J., 1998. Library purchasing consortia: achieving value for money and shaping the emerging electronic marketplace. In: The challenge to be relevant in the 21st century: International Association of Technological University Libraries 1998 annual conference, 1-5 June 1998, Pretoria.

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Abstract

Drawing on a current study, funded by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre, the context of higher education libraries is discussed, including funding and costs and recent major official reports on education and libraries. Future trends and imperatives are outlined. Models of library purchasing consortia are presented. The operation of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium’s Libraries Project Group is examined in detail. The lessons and benefits of consortium membership are discussed. The future influence of purchasing consortia, particularly on the regional library and on electronic publishing are examined.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Purchasing consortia; library purchasing consortia; procurement
Subjects:Generalities > Library and Information Science
Group:Student and Academic Services > Library and Learning Support
ID Code:17367
Deposited By:Mr David Ball LEFT
Deposited On:14 Feb 2011 11:58
Last Modified:14 Jan 2014 16:41

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