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From Clutter to Cash: Online Book Sales at the University of Maryland’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL)

dc.contributor.authorKackley, Bob
dc.contributor.authorChawla, Gloria
dc.contributor.authorBeygo, Pinar
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Jim
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-13T16:39:21Z
dc.date.available2008-08-13T16:39:21Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationArnold, J. Kackley, R. Fortune, S., Hands-on Learning for Freshman Engineering Students, Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship, No. 37, Spring 2003.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/8371
dc.description.abstractIn 2003 the University of Maryland's Engineering and Physical Sciences Library conducted a pilot project selling gift books on the internet resulting in gross sales totaling $9,326, a net profit of $6,917, for only 96 calculated staff hours. This article describes this project from inception through conclusion summarizing the detailed processes needed to get started and make it profitable, while also giving step-by-step advice on running an online book sale. After three years of operation (over $18,000 in sales), the Library Administration Earned Income Committee recommended retail sales such as this not be part of the Libraries Mission.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectOnline book salesen
dc.subjectdiscarding of booksen
dc.subjectperiodicalsen
dc.subjectAmazon.com Inc.en
dc.subjectbook salesen
dc.subjectEbay Inc.en
dc.titleFrom Clutter to Cash: Online Book Sales at the University of Maryland’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland Librariesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us


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