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ERIC Number: ED434663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 11
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Library Purchasing Consortia: Achieving Value for Money and Shaping the Emerging Electronic Marketplace.
Ball, David; Pye, Jo
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 (United Kingdom) is examined in detail, including the serials agreement and the monographs and standing orders agreement. 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. (Contains 17 endnotes.) (Author/MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom