Reducing book theft at university libraries

Mansfield, Daren (2009) Reducing book theft at university libraries. Library and Information Research, 33 (103). pp. 10-15. ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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Reducing book theft at university libraries
After the local press reported how a student stole books from the University Library and sold them on the online marketplace, eBay, it became clear that hardly any research had been undertaken into book theft at university libraries. This article puts forward some valuable recommendations that could be practically implemented, mindful of the dilemma of the juxtaposed needs of social inclusion and stock security.
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After the local press reported how a student stole books from the University Library and sold them on the online marketplace, eBay, it became clear that hardly any research had been undertaken into book theft at university libraries. This article puts forward some valuable recommendations that could be practically implemented, mindful of the dilemma of the juxtaposed needs of social inclusion and stock security.

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Additional Information:After the local press reported how a student stole books from the University Library and sold them on the online marketplace, eBay, it became clear that hardly any research had been undertaken into book theft at university libraries. This article puts forward some valuable recommendations that could be practically implemented, mindful of the dilemma of the juxtaposed needs of social inclusion and stock security.
Keywords:social inclusion, book theft, library security, local press
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P121 Library studies
Divisions:Professional services > The Library
ID Code:1883
Deposited By: Daren Mansfield
Deposited On:25 Jun 2009 09:24
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:32

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