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Librarians need to embrace some of the practices of Ecommerce, particularly in relation to marketing their service, satisfying user needs and exploiting nonexploitative methods of generating revenue for underfunded services. This article emerged out of an interview discussion between Karen Neal...
This article explains how and why the University of Birmingham have started using the Internet in the acquisitions process. Some of the practical problems as well as the advantages are discussed. Suggestions are made about what conditions need to be met for more use of the Internet to be made.
The Library Electronic Ordering LEO service, created by Stirling University Library, makes it possible to submit orders for library materials via the University's intranet. Orders can be for any type of material and are received by the library as emails then processed for ordering. The paper...
Ecommerce is big business providing exciting opportunities for library and information professionals. This paper examines the range of options available for libraries and researchers to obtain or access documents electronically. It lists suppliers and discusses selection criteria, both informed...
Can Universities advertise on their institutional Web site What forms can advertising take What are the dangers associated with advertising This article addresses these issues.
This paper is about the British Library's free Internet access service, British Library Net, launched in September 1999 as the first ISP by a public sector body. The paper explores the rationale behind the development of the service, the work involved in both its creation and ongoing development...
The SCRAN multimedia resource base has been built with capital funding from the National Lottery, but its future relies on securing a revenue stream to support its services. This article describes how SCRAN has gone about building an ecommerce service.
This article describes how affordable ecommerce solutions have increased access to local and family history publications produced through special interest groups. It points the way to future provision in Local Studies libraries for secure ordering facilities for public use, and explores some of...
The internet has made it much easier to build up a freelance information business working from home, not only using the web for information sources, but also for networking and for finding work. The key to running a successful homebased business is to offer added value information services to...
ECommerce is the latest boom in consumer technology. What are the benefits, as well as the drawbacks to this development How can we use it to our advantage This paper takes a detailed look at ecommerce and how it is shaping our future.
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