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Topping, Russ; Hole, Carol – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1992
Intended for libraries contemplating the purchase of a bookmobile, this guide suggests evaluating the population it will serve and the programing that will be offered; collecting staff and public input; and having a consultant develop technical specifications, just as one would have an architect design a building. (four references) (LAE)
Descriptors: Bids, Bookmobiles, Consultants, Equipment Evaluation
Boyce, Judith; Boyce, Bert – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1988
Recommends a planning process for purchase of a bookmobile which includes the following stages: (1) determination of the criteria for selection; (2) review of the alternatives to arrive at a statement of specifications; (3) requests for bids; and (4) a scheme for evaluating bids. A directory of 12 manufacturers is included. (2 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Bookmobiles, Evaluation Criteria, Library Planning, Purchasing