An independent report by PKF Accountants and business advisors, commissioned by DCMS and MLA, which looked into public libraries efficiency and the stock supply chain has recommended that efficiency gains and better value for money could be found by library services throughout the country adopting the same processes and by purchasing books together. (Currently most libraries buy books independently of one another) This would mean that the few companies which supply libraries with books at present would need to tender only once for the business, and could reduce the numerous different tasks which they currently undertake. The suppliers recognise that they could offer libraries better discounts for books if this happened.
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A link to the report would have been nice, but doesn’t look like the DCMS want to provide us with that.