A benefit costs analysis: Outsourcing of acquisitions, cataloguing and processing

In February 2009 the NSW Public Library Network Research Committee commenced a project which analysed the costs and benefits of outsourcing acquisitions, cataloguing and processing in a variety of contexts relevant to the NSW public library network.

The report,  A Benefit Cost Analysis:  Outsourcing of Acquisitions, Cataloguing and Processing in NSW Public Libraries provides an evidence based framework and a practical tool which will assist public libraries and local councils to make informed choices about the most effective use of available resources.