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Outsourcing library technical services

a how-to-do-it manual for librarians

by Arnold Hirshon

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Published by Neal-Schumer Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Technical services (Libraries) -- Contracting out -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-164) and index.

      StatementArnold Hirshon, Barbara Winters.
      SeriesHow-to-do-it manuals for librarians ;, no. 69, How-to-do-it manuals for libraries ;, no. 69.
      ContributionsWinters, Barbara
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ731 .H57 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 172 p. ;
      Number of Pages172
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL995412M
      ISBN 10155570221X
      LC Control Number96034025

      Summary: Outsourcing is a strategic way for libraries to maximize fiscal and human resources. This text provides detailed, practical advice on areas such as re-engineering library operations, how to determine when outsourcing is appropriate and conduct cost studies to evaluate technical operations. Deloitte Technical Library.

      Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Cataloging 12/9/ an outside source, of goods and services that an organization previously produced or provided for itself. By that definition, libraries have been outsourcing cataloging Library Resources & Technical Services, 55(3), File Size: KB. The utilization of outsourcing by the financial services industry can provide a number of substantial benefits. For example, it may permit financial firms to obtain necessary 2 In this paper, “outsourcing” is limited to the initial transfer of a function from a regulated entity to a service Size: KB.

      Experts from academic, public, and special libraries with a wealth of experience in outsourcing different technical services activities provide their views in this book. Each experience is examined from the perspective of its original objectives, effectiveness, operational success, problems, and outcomes.   1. Kundenzufriedenheit im IT-Outsourcing: Das Optimum realisieren by Ferri Abolhassan 2. Outsourcing Von Logistikleistungen by Simon Wagner 3. The New IT Outsourcing Landscape From Innovation to Cloud Services by Willcocks, Leslie P., Lacity, Mar.


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Browse the Amazon editors' picks for the Best Books offeaturing our favorite reads in more than a dozen categories. click to open popover Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll Author: Arnold Hirshon. Wilson and Colver's Outsourcing Library Technical Services Operations is a helpful complement to Hirshon and Winters'"how-to-do-it manual" on the same subject.

It provides a number of specific examples of how outsourcing worked in specific libraries of various by: 9. Outsourcing Library Technical Services Operations: Practices In Academic, Public, And Special Libraries.

Library managers are increasingly outsourcing technical services functions to meet their tighter budgets and streamlined staffing levels.

Until now, no sound guidance on outsourcing options and effectiveness has been available/5(3). This book provides a resource to technical services managers in presenting and evaluating case studies of outsourcing programs in academic, public, and special libraries of Cited by: 9.

Academic libraries. Outsourced cataloguing and physical processing at the University of Alberta Library. Vendor preprocessing of approval material and cataloging records for the University of Arizona Library.

Authority control and record enrichment outsourcing at. Outsourcing Library Technical Services has 11 chapters: e-engineering and Outsourcing,etting Started in Out- sourcing, valuating Current Operations and Available Options, ompetitive Procurement,FP Specifications, utsourcing the Acquisition of Books,utsourcing the Acquisition of Serials, utsourcing Cataloging,valuating Responses, Writing the Contract, and Monitoring Contract Compliance, he Human Factor in Outsourcing,and inal Thoughts on Outsourcing Cited by: 2.

Outsourcing Library Technical Services Operations: Practices in Academic, Public, and Special Libraries: edited by Karen A. Wilson & Marylou Colver: Chicago, IL: American Library Association, (Sponsored by the Commercial Technical Services Committee, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services), ISBN Author: Jill Emery.

• Outsourcing leaves the library staff with more time to devote to patrons and improve services for them.

• Outsourcing can improve production by eliminating backlogs, and cataloging material as it is received. • Library management can concentrate more on resources, especially human resources, and on public service activities. • Outsourcing may bring order to technical services operations that have been mismanaged, or have become non-productive.

Disadvantage of outsourcing. Outsourcing is not a new idea. It is used in inter library loan (ILL) and document delivery services, serials operations, acquisitions, approval plans, authority control, backlogs, collection development, music collections, pockets of special materials, retrospective conversion, and even reference services.

But outsourcing also lends itself nicely to more routine and traditional operations in. III. Shelf-Ready Resources IV. Technical Services Committee INTRODUCTION.

Over the past several years, shelf-ready—the outsourcing of cataloging and processing services—has become a controversial topic in the library world.

This report examines the implications of shelf-ready services, both operationally and organizationally.

1 For an excellent history and overview of library outsourcing, see "Guide to Outsourcing in Libraries; Industry Overview" American Library Association, Library Technology Reports (September ). On top of the background information it provides specific model RFP (request for proposal) contracts for a variety of services outsourced by libraries.

Outsourcing is the contracting to external companies or organizations those functions that would otherwise be performed by library employees. Many libraries have contracts for selected services, from payroll processing, to janitorial services, to library binding, to technical processing.

Outsourcing library services is an important managerial decision with implications for both library staff and : Ala Library. Most book jobbers (i.e.

companies that sell large volumes of books to libraries such as Baker and Taylor, Midwest, or Coutts) offer processing services. As well, there are now a number of companies that offer complete cataloguing and processing services (e.g.

ISM). Hirshon, Arnold; Winters, Barbara. In the effort to reduce costs, improve productivity, enhance quality of services, and improve turnaround time for ordering, receiving, and cataloging new materials, libraries are increasingly turning to outsourcing as a strategic management tool to help them maximize use of their fiscal and human : Arnold Hirshon, Barbara Winters.

Outsourcing in library and information services, as the authors remark in their introductory chapter, is nothing new. For up to a century, libraries have contracted out routine tasks such as the preparation of catalogue cards, labelling of books or cleaning and maintenance of buildings.

Outsourcing Library Technical Services Operations: Practices In Academic, Public, And Special Libraries (Paperback). The Impact of Outsourcing and Privatization on Library Services and Management: A Study for the American Library Association (Chicago: ALA, ), accessed May 4, Ward, Robert C., “The Outsourcing of Public Library Management: An Analysis of the Application of New Public Management Theories from the Principal-Agent.

Outsourcing Library Technical Services: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians Reviewed by Karen J. Graves Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisAuthor: Karen J.

Graves. The second half provides in-depth analysis of ten different types of outsourcing services, including janitorial, customer service, and accounting. This book provides practical advice that will benefit everyone regardless of the extent of their prior experience." --Dr.5/5(1).

Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical is a peer-reviewed journal that takes a critical approach to the questions and challenges facing librarians and libraries with regard to. Collections; Scholarly communication; Preservation (including digitization).

DESCRIPT: "This book provides practical advice on how to: determine when outsourcing is an appropriate management tool in the process of reengineering library technical services; conduct cost studies to evaluate technical operations; prepare formal requests-for-proposals to outsource the acquisition of books and periodicals, and for cataloging.Principles on Outsourcing by Markets I.

Introduction Many markets1 and their market operators use third party service providers to perform processes, services or activities (regulated or not) that would otherwise be undertaken by the markets or market operators themselves.

Such arrangements are referred to as outsourcing.2 Impact of Outsourcing on Library Services and Management and privatization, the Project Director, Dr. Robert S. Martin, the instructor for the course in the Spring semester, established outsourcing and privatization as the major focus of the Size: 2MB.