Most corporate, law firms, and hospital libraries are cost centers and must justify their existence and continually reduce or contain costs. Many libaries are nearly dead or need to transform to digital assets. And more companies–like Toyota Motor Sales USA–find they need to create an information archive. Read this story to learn what outsourcing can achieve.
Library rules haven’t changed much over the years, though the library’s look has. Visitors must still remain quiet and are fined for returning books late. But computers now occupy the space once held by a card catalog and periodical information is found on computer files as opposed to microfiche and a backroom filled to the hilt with hard copies of journals, magazines and newspapers. And whether for good or bad, outsourcing has become the buzzword in the library industry.