Köpa på efterfrågan: en utvärdering av BIN-projektets försöksverksamhet
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
In 2003 the libraries of ten municipalities in the northern part of Sweden were each given 10 000 (SEK) by the BIN-project to purchase books on demand instead of making inter-library loans. This attempt was called Köpa på efterfrågan (Purchasing on demand). The purpose of this master thesis is to evalutate Köpa på efterfrågan. The results of the evaluation show that the books purchased on demand were quite popular. Almost all the purchased books were non-fictional with most books being bought within the field of medicin. There is also a correspondence between the education held in the participating municipality and which subject the purchased books belonged to. The libraries have all made rather similar purchases regarding subject, with the exception of Robertsfors. The most expensive subject was medicin, both per book and overall. The libraries have mostly bought their books on Internet bookstores due to their low cost and swift delivery. Purchasing on demand entails more benefits than inter-library lending, as it is less expensive, and a book, once bought, is available on the shelf for others to borrow it, although the increase of the library’s collection demands more thorough media-planning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 71 p.
BIN-projektet, köpa på efterfrågan, medieplanering, kommunbibliotek, bibliotek, bibliotekssamverkan, Norrland, Bräcke, Dorotea, Gällivare, Hudiksvall, Ockelbo, Robertsfors, Sundsvall, Ånge, Åre
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103706OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-103706DiVA: diva2:814836
Library and Information Science - Master's Program
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law