Online from: 1988
Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
Options: To add Favourites and Table of Contents Alerts please take a Emerald profile
|Title:||Implementing change and reorganization in the acquisitions departments at the University of Alabama and the University of Florida|
|Author(s):||Robin Champieux, (Blackwell, Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA), Millie Jackson, (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA), Steven Carrico, (University of Florida Libraries, Gainesville, Florida, USA)|
|Citation:||Robin Champieux, Millie Jackson, Steven Carrico, (2008) "Implementing change and reorganization in the acquisitions departments at the University of Alabama and the University of Florida", Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances, The, Vol. 21 Iss: 4, pp.113 - 121|
|Keywords:||Academic libraries, Organizational change, Organizational restructuring, United States of America|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/08880450810929080 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the motivations, creation, and implementation of workflow and organizational redesigns within two academic library acquisitions departments: the University of Alabama (UA) and the University of Florida (UF).
Design/methodology/approach – Both institutions utilized a combination of goal identification, staff contribution, and Blackwell's workflow consulting services to build and implement new acquisitions workflows.
Findings – A comparison of the projects reveals two paths to conducting a reorganization of acquisitions in academic libraries, but with the same goal: doing more with less staff while promoting a more cost-efficient model of operations.
Originality value – In evaluating these analysis projects at UA and UF, common successes that are applicable to future undertakings were identified.
To purchase this item please login or register.
Complete and print this form to request this document from your librarian