A weighted decision matrix for outsourcing library services

Ball, David A weighted decision matrix for outsourcing library services. The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, 2003, vol. 16, n. 1, pp. 25-30. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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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: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Decision making, libraries, library services, outsourcing
Subjects: F. Management.
Depositing user: David Ball
Date deposited: 20 Sep 2012
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:23
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/17576


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