NBD Biblion: partner, supplier, or competitor for Dutch libraries?
The Dutch company NBD Biblion is both a commercial agency and a not-for-profit foundation co-managed by libraries, publishers, and bookshops. It provides a range of services for libraries across the Netherlands, including theoretical and practical assistance in acquisitions management. With the advent of the digital age, the company is trying to develop a new range of services, including e-book lending, magazines for libraries, reprinting out-of print works, self-publishing, etc.; it is also looking at the possibility of setting up a book fair.