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Providing Effective Library Services for Research, PDF eBook

Providing Effective Library Services for Research PDF

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The information needs of researchers and the ways in which the quality of information provision can be enhanced for researchers are currently a focus of attention globally, and are major priorities for higher education.

Researchers rely on libraries to provide the information they need; equally, supporting research is a fundamental reason for libraries' existence.

This book explores the crucial relationship between libraries and researchers, focusing on developing and managing effective library services to support research, and includes the authentic voices of researchers surveyed.

The text considers the issues in a wider strategic context: who researchers are, their information-seeking behaviour, the resources required to support research, and the current LIS response.This title covers key topics such as: supporting research and researchers - some perspectives; current challenges for libraries and research support; defining research and researchers; collection management; the researcher's toolkit - resources; services to facilitate research; the information-literate researcher; facing the future - key challenges; and, key principles for research support.

This book will inform and advise all those who work with researchers in libraries, combining practical advice with an exploration of fundamental issues relating to the relationship between research and libraries.

It is essential reading for all who work in academic and research libraries, and will be of particular value to newly qualified and practising liaison and research support librarians.

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