Library Supply Chain Management for Collection Services of Academic Libraries: Solving Operational Challenges and Enhancing User Productivity contains three sections, each comprised of several topical chapters on a particular subject. Part One explains why supply chain management is vital to libraries. Part Two builds on Part One, beginning with a classic supply chain model, including its brief history and current development. Part Three suggests a theoretical supply chain model based on emerging technological advancements of society. This model will develop based on four components, user goals, workflow efficiency, financial stewardship and core services.
- Introduces supply chain management to library and information science
- Provides the first study on supply chain integration for libraries to fulfill their mission in knowledge management and delivery
- Provides practitioners and researchers with a model and theoretical framework of the supply chain to further study library science
- Inspires researchers and practitioners to embrace or adopt emerging technologies for service and operational optimization
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1. Supply Chain for Libraries
Big Picture 2. Emerging Values 3. Supply Chain and Supply Chain Cases 4. Classic Supply Chain Model 5. Supply Chain Model for Libraries 6. Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts 7. Collection Planning 8. Acquisitions and Licensing 9. Cataloging, Digitization, and Collection Enhancements 10. Shelf or Virtual Shelf Time 11. Digital Storage and Shelf Space 12. Access and Delivery 13. Start with the End in Mind 14. What's Essential and What's Peripheral for Libraries 15. Supply Chain Innovations 16. Emerging Standards, Practices, and Technologies 17. Unique to Libraries 18. Rubber Meets the Road