Document Type

Post-Print

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

Increasingly, academic librarians are using the RFP (Request for Proposal) to assist them in selecting materials vendors. While this has been a common practice for integrated library system selection for some time, it is still a relatively new phenomenon in the acquisitions field. The authors, one a library administrator and the other a bookseller, review the pros and cons, pitfalls and benefits of using the RFP method for purchasing library materials.

Identifier

10.1016/S0364-6408(96)00069-5

Publisher

Elsevier Science Ltd.

Publication Information

Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory

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