Setting Up a New Library and Information Service. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2719957
  • Book
  • 176 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This book is intended as a guide for those people who have been charged with establishing a library or information service in their organisation. It is a practical guide to the steps that need to be taken, the people that will need to be dealt with and the procedures that will have to be adopted in order to bring the venture to a successful conclusion. The book contains many practical tips and hints from the author, based upon his 'hands-on', practical experience of setting up many new information services.

- Deals with the whole process - from start to finish- Based on sound principles that have worked in practice- Easy to follow as a step-by-step guide

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Why organisations need library and information services; First steps to getting started; The importance of customers in the planning and development of the new service; Managing access to your information
classification; Managing access to your material
cataloguing; Providing additional material for your users
the art of stock selection; Planning further service development; Measuring the performance of the library service; Marketing the new service; Conclusion.
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Porter, KirbyKirby Porter is currently employed as Principal Librarian for the Northern Ireland Civil Service and Head of Library Services for the Northern Assembly; he is responsible for managing the Government Library Service and advising Government departments. He has developed libraries in various government departments, colleges and other organisation such as the Human Rights Commission.
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