Ball, D. and Earl, C., 2002. Outsourcing and externalisation: current practice in UK libraries, museums and archives. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 34 (4), pp. 197-206.
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A study, funded by Resource: The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries, was undertaken in 2000-2001 to give an up-to-date view of the current experience of outsourcing and externalisation in libraries, museums and archives. Case studies of purchasers recognised as pioneers in the field, and of providers, were undertaken, and results validated by two focus groups. Outsourcing, particularly under the impetus of Best Value, was found to be relatively widespread and sophisticated in the public library and special library sectors. Thinking and practice in academic libraries lag behind. Museums and archives show some implementation, particularly under the influence of Best Value.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Outsourcing, externalisation, libraries, musuems, archives, purchasers, providers, Best Value|
|Subjects:||Technology > Business, Management and Marketing|
Generalities > Library and Information Science
|Group:||Student and Academic Services > Library and Learning Support|
|Deposited By:||Mr David Ball LEFT|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 14:34|
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