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Selecting foreign language books donated by Asia Foundation and Asian‐US Bridge Foundation

Selecting foreign language books donated by Asia Foundation and Asian‐US Bridge Foundation Purpose – Many Chinese libraries have limited budget to buy foreign language books. The purpose of this paper is to introduce an available and cheaper suggestion for the budgets of small libraries' foreign language books acquisition. Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses the benefits of selecting donated books and takes some small libraries in China as examples to conduct the case study. Findings – Advantages of selecting donated books include: quick arrival, lower cost, and a variety of title selections. Disadvantages are: no book list, long distance, unsatisfied selection. Practical implications – Donated books in one's purchasing program can substantially expand the range and amount of materials that libraries are able to collect. Originality/value – This paper will be useful to any library facing budget cuts as well as looking for ways to continually provide a wide variety of library materials. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Emerald Publishing

Selecting foreign language books donated by Asia Foundation and Asian‐US Bridge Foundation

The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances , Volume 24 (2): 4 – Aug 23, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0888-045X
DOI
10.1108/08880451111169115
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Abstract

Purpose – Many Chinese libraries have limited budget to buy foreign language books. The purpose of this paper is to introduce an available and cheaper suggestion for the budgets of small libraries' foreign language books acquisition. Design/methodology/approach – This paper discusses the benefits of selecting donated books and takes some small libraries in China as examples to conduct the case study. Findings – Advantages of selecting donated books include: quick arrival, lower cost, and a variety of title selections. Disadvantages are: no book list, long distance, unsatisfied selection. Practical implications – Donated books in one's purchasing program can substantially expand the range and amount of materials that libraries are able to collect. Originality/value – This paper will be useful to any library facing budget cuts as well as looking for ways to continually provide a wide variety of library materials.

Journal

The Bottom Line: Managing Library FinancesEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 23, 2011

Keywords: Libraries; Donated books; China; Asia Foundation; Asian‐US Bridge Foundation

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