Moving Materials: Physical Delivery in Libraries

Moving Materials: Physical Delivery in Libraries

by Valerie Horton
     
 

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Picking, packing, delivering, and returning library materials can be very time-consuming and expensive; yet it is one of the most important and least understood functions within a library. Moving Materials is the guide to contemporary logistics management for libraries. Eleven experts in the field explore every aspect of this multi-million-dollar function, so

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Picking, packing, delivering, and returning library materials can be very time-consuming and expensive; yet it is one of the most important and least understood functions within a library. Moving Materials is the guide to contemporary logistics management for libraries. Eleven experts in the field explore every aspect of this multi-million-dollar function, so readers will learn about

The impact of pricing on delivery services

Managing in-house delivery systems

The value of outsourcing physical delivery to a carrier service

Routing and materials management systems

New technologies and the impact of Library 2.0 on physical delivery

The how-tos of home delivery

Moving Materials is a practical, useful handbook for library managers who want to provide high-quality service to their patrons while saving money and maximizing efficiency.01|tPreface|pv

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838910016
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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