Outsourcing and externalisation: current practice in UK libraries, museums and archives.

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.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0961-0006
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
ID Code:224
Deposited By:Mr David Ball LEFT
Deposited On:10 May 2007
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 14:34

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