None of Our Business: Examining the Economics and Business Dynamics of the Library and Information Industry
Utah Library Association Conference
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Jason Folkman https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7469-2095
Alex Sundt https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3017-7718
Robert Heaton https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9067-1534
Erica Finch https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0113-8525
Librarians are often referred to as information professionals and talk of the "information industry," but how much do we actually know about the business side of publishing and library vendors? As vendors and publishers continue to consolidate, and costs increase for libraries and our communities, the business side of libraries deserves greater scrutiny from the library community which often shies away from critically examining our role in the greater information industry. Building our awareness and engaging in critical discourse of the library industry is essential for securing our bargaining power, navigating our role as stewards of our collections, and situating our profession in relationship to broader economic forces within the information business.
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Folkman, Jason; Sundt, Alex J.; Heaton, Robert; Finch, Erica; Western, Stephanie; and Gittins, Nick, "None of Our Business: Examining the Economics and Business Dynamics of the Library and Information Industry" (2022). Library Faculty & Staff Presentations. Paper 206.
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