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Setting Up a Library and Information Service from Scratch, Paperback / softback Book

Setting Up a Library and Information Service from Scratch Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


This book is intended as a guide to help those who need to set up a library or information service in their organization, irrespective of subject background or type of organization.

It will help both those who have qualifications but no experience in setting up such a centre and those who have had no training at all.

The authors have had many years experience setting up information services in different subject backgrounds for a wide range of organizations both in the UK and in many countries.

This book will hold your hand as you tackle the many steps to take as you create a successful information service - irrespective of size.

Topics covered include: * the reasons for establishing a library * what information is needed, how quickly and in what quantities (information audit approach) * meeting the information needs of special users * premises and furniture * equipment and Internet access * technical requirements * staffing * managing budgets and finance * managing people - staff and management * networking and locating sources of information Readership: The book also has a full list of appendices of sample documents from newsletter and press releases to lists of basic reference books and periodicals.



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