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Managing Suppliers and Partners for the Academic Library
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Managing Suppliers and Partners for the Academic Library (Hardback)

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The modern academic library stands at the centre of a complex network of relationships, commercial, academic and professional, with external institutions. These relationships are essential to its operation, but can pose major challenges to assuring quality of service. This new book examines these relationships in detail and offers tools, techniques and strategies for their successful management and for achieving and maintaining quality. Drawing on successful practice in an innovative academic library, the author offers advice on the pressing issues of: managing suppliers and publishers, outsourcing, buying e-resources, library consortia purchasing and working with partner organizations. Presenting a comprehensive picture of the externally facing operation of the modern academic library, this is essential reading for all staff managing and working in today's academic institutions.

Reference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksLibrary, archive & information managementReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciences Publisher: Facet Publishing Publication Date: 15/04/2005 ISBN-13: 9781856045476  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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David Ball MA DipLib MLitt FCLIP is University Librarian and Acting Head of Academic Services at Bournemouth University. He is a Board Member of the South West Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, and a leading practitioner in the field of library purchasing. With contributions from Jill Beard, Deputy University Librarian, Bournemouth University, and Jane Ryland, Academic Services Regional Support Co-ordinator, Bournemouth University.

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