Finding the Target: An Experiment in Benchmarking

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This article discusses a new method of evaluating purchasing decisions at the University of North Texas Libraries.

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Enoch, Todd & Henley, Mark June 27, 2016.

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This article discusses a new method of evaluating purchasing decisions at the University of North Texas Libraries.

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Abstract: In an effort to maximize a dwindling materials budget, the University
of North Texas Libraries have been investigating new methods
of evaluating purchasing decisions. One such investigation was
into the possibility of using cost data to establish internal benchmarks
for acceptable price points. The hope was to create benchmarks
for specific subjects and formats to aid staff in evaluating
new resources, assessing existing resources, and negotiating pricing
with vendors. This article will walk through the steps taken to create
these benchmarks, the efforts taken to implement them, and conclusions
regarding their feasibility as an ongoing tool for collection
development.

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  • The Serials Librarian, 2016. New York: NY, Taylor & Francis

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  • Publication Title: The Serials Librarian
  • Volume: 70
  • Pages: 217-223
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Enoch, Todd & Henley, Mark. Finding the Target: An Experiment in Benchmarking, article, June 27, 2016; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1040546/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .