firm order

What is firm order?

firm order meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

In acquisitions, an order placed with a publisher, jobber, or dealer for a specific title and number of copies, specifying a maximum price and time limit for delivery, not to be exceeded without prior approval of the ordering library. Firm orders are placed for materials requested by individual selectors responsible for collection development. Compare with continuation order and subscription.


reference: ABC-CLIO