ERIC Number: EJ1072032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Finding a Way: Library Master Agreements at the University of Tennessee
Halaychik, Corey S.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v27 n3 p171-181 2015
The contract-review and approval process for purchasing and renewing electronic resources at the University of Tennessee had become cumbersome to campus libraries. To streamline existing procedures, the campus libraries, the Office of Contracts Administration, and the Purchasing Department collaborated to find a solution that restored a measure of autonomy to the libraries while ensuring that all units followed existing fiscal policies and were in compliance with state laws. The result was the creation of library master agreements, which have led to significant savings in both the cost and the time it takes to review and approve contracts.
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Contracts, Library Services, Library Administration, State Universities, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee