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A new model for procuring e-books

By David Ball

Abstract

This paper draws on a recent ground-breaking tender for e-books for higher education libraries in the UK. The strategy for the tender was informed by standard procurement practice and by the experience of acquiring other e-resources, particularly journals under the so-called big deal. Both are examined as background to the discussion of e-books in general and the tender in particular.\u

Topics: lis
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk:207

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