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A weighted decision matrix for outsourcing library services.

Ball, D., 2003. A weighted decision matrix for outsourcing library services. The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 16 (1), 25-30.

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DOI: 10.1108/08880450310464036


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 externalization in libraries, museums and archives. Case studies of purchasers recognized as pioneers in the field, and of providers, were undertaken. As a result, this weighted decision matrix was developed as a tool for judging the suitability of library services for outsourcing. Illustrations of potential uses are given.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Decision making, libraries, library services, outsourcing
Group:Academic Services
ID Code:1486
Deposited By: Ms MJ Bowden
Deposited On:09 May 2007
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:07


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