Assessing your vendors' viability

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2010-10-28
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Williams, Virginia Kay
Downes, Kathy A.
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Williams, Virginia Kay and Kathy A. Downes (2010). Assessing your vendors' viability. The Serials Librarian, 59:313–324

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Modern libraries invest substantial resources in print and electronic serials. Unfortunately librarians do not always understand how financial issues faced by vendors in today’s economy can adversely impact library services. Librarians are careful when initially selecting major vendors; however, good stewardship demands that libraries continue to assess their vendors’ financial health throughout the relationship. This article discusses the risks that vendor financial difficulties pose to library operations and recommends methods for librarians to monitor vendor viability.

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Author Posting. (c) Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2010. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis Group, LLC for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in The Serials Librarian, Volume 59 Issue 3, October 2010. doi:10.1080/03615261003619094 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03615261003619094)
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