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Securing value for money in libraries

Securing value for money in libraries

remarks by the Controller of Audit to the Public Library Authorities Conference, Peebles, Scotland, October 10, 1985.

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ContributionsBanham, John M. M., Public Library Authorities Conference
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Open LibraryOL14295361M

This means that librarians are excellent stewards of public monies; they use their budgets carefully and get the most value out of every dollar. Contrast this to the way many corporations waste money. ♦ Many public libraries offer after-hours homework help, via online services that they subscribe to in order to support students’ learning.   And a library that could lend any e-book, without restriction, en masse, would be the perfect fatal competitor to bookstores and authors hoping to sell e-books for money. Something will have to give. Palfrey suggests that Congress could create “a compulsory license system to cover digital lending through libraries,” allowing for payment of.

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In the case of print books, low circulation means wasted shelf space, and in the case of e-books, it means squandered money in the acquisitions budget. Of course, many self-published authors may donate their books to libraries, at least in the case of physical books. But then their earnings drop from the pennies they get from library sales to zero.

Mark Shaw’s written more than 20 books and said he gets a certain amount of money if his publisher sells his book to a retail store and a different amount if it’s sold to a library.

Why Do Libraries Pay More Money for e-books. J By Michael Kozlowski 7 Comments Libraries in Canada and the United States have. Reasons for libraries: Value for money. Ratio of return on investment noted. Arts Council England survey showed English would, users and on-users combined, be willing to pay £m more than currently in order to maintain library services – The Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Public Libraries –.

And with so many libraries offering e-books, you don’t even have to leave the house to take advantage of what your taxes buy you.

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