Learning to Compete: Competition, Outsourcing, and Academic Libraries
Library & Information Services
Journal of Academic Librarianship
Academic libraries face unprecedented competition from on campus units, private companies, and outsourcing firms. Using the theme of outsourcing, this article applies key concepts from competition theory to understand how new competitive forces are shaping the campus library, and how that theory can assist the library in making tactical decisions.
Renaud, Robert. "Learning to Compete: Competition, Outsourcing, and Academic Libraries." Journal of Academic Librarianship 23, no. 2 (1997): 85-90.