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A Comparative Study of Amazon.com As a Library Book and Media Vendor

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Paul T Orkiszewski, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Amazon.com offers convenience, Web extras, and competitive pricing to its customers. Does this mean it could be a major player in the library marketplace? To answer the hypothetical question "What if the library bought everything from Amazon?" This paper reports on an in-house study of Amazon's potential and performance as a library vendor, using order data from the Belk Library at Appalachian State University.

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Orkiszewski, Paul. "A Comparative Study of Amazon.com As a Library Book and Media Vendor." Library Resources & Technical Services 49, no. 3 (July 2005): 204-9.
Language: English
Date: 2005