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Outsourcing of some core functions of an organization dates back to the 1980s and has its precedent in business practices. While public libraries have for many years outsourced peripheral functions such as janitorial services and photocopying, and some important functions such as the cataloging, the development of automated systems, and material acquisition, the use of outside commercial vendors to manage fiscal functions and the entire library system is less common. Manske Library joins just two other Texas public libraries managed by Library Systems and Services, LLC. How efficient and effective is this arrangement? The purpose of this study is to conduct an independent review of the MPL. The study will compare MPL with other libraries on several relevant library service metrics. The study findings will help assess future MPL investments. ** Contact if you are the author.**


Public Affairs | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Available for download on Wednesday, January 01, 3000