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Purchasing

As a solo healthcare librarian, it will be your responsibility to purchase the best resources for your hospital staff. Information resources are available in electronic and print formats. This chapter presents a brief introduction to the different steps taken in the process of purchasing. We will also look at the responsibility of marketing and striving for creating value in the hospital through the purchasing. Library information resources provide a high return on investment.

Keywords

Purchasing; ebooks; databases; vendors; publishers; marketing; ROI

Book purchasing

Printed books are still needed by physicians, ...

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