Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Librarians and informational professionals; Non-librarians responsible for library collections

Table of Contents

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.

Details

No. of pages:
176
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781843340539
Electronic ISBN:
9781780630625

About the editor

Kirby Porter

Kirby 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.