Managing the Evolution of Library and Information Services

Managing the Evolution of Library and Information Services

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Library and information services have gone through a period of rapid transformation. In this new technologically-enabled landscape, and in the face of budgetary and staff cuts, library and information services are expected to deliver greater value internally and externally and collaborate with other business support functions like never before. And for librarians and information professionals that are ahead of their game, the new landscape offers a wealth of opportunities for development and success. This in-depth report will provide not only the insights necessary to evolve in changing times, but will also allow you to learn from your peers who are tackling and overcoming the same challenges you face on a day-to-day level. The new Modernising Corporate Libraries and Information Centres report explores the changing landscape and what it means for library and information service professionals. Report topics include: How is information defined in the modern business age? How has technology impacted the way people interact with and use information? What impact has this had on the traditional idea of library and information services?
How successfully have libraries so far evolved to meet the new expectations of information end users? What is the changing role of the librarian today? How can librarians become more efficient and valued despite budgetary cuts? Collaboration: the way forward for library and information services? Where next for library and information services? The report will also include expert contributions from a wide variety of businesses and professionals operating in this field, including: Adobe Systems; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; BP America; Dechert LLP; Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Duane Morris LLP; McDonalds; Proskauer Rose LLP; and Weaton Franciscan Healthcare. Through the innovative and collaborative use of technology, as well as a more strategic business outlook library and information services can really make a crucial difference to how businesses operate. Order your copy today to find out how -
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  • Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1906355193
  • 9781906355197

Table of contents

Part 1: The Changing Environment of Library and Information Services; Chapter 1: Library survival in the face of change; The online business world; The impact of technology on existing generational differences; The danger for librarians; The good news; Changing times; Debt to librarians; Chapter 2: The case for library services in today's online world; Coming out of the library closet; Defining the new 'librarian' role; Presenting the new information/library function to the broader organisation; Chapter 3: Library services - a collaborative future; The librarian and the marketer: a partnership in competitive intelligence (CI); Technology: the link between library services and IT; Ask the right questions; Dubious divorce; Chapter 4: Recruitment and retention; Overturning negative perceptions; The importance of intergenerational learning for staff retention; Prospects for the future; Addressing the challenges of an ageing workforce; Chapter 5: Conclusion; From library to information services; Part 2: Case Studies; Case study 1: New problems require new solutions; What's the context? Why haven't other solutions worked? Restating the problem; A proposed solution; Conclusion; Case study 2: Law librarianship: three decades of innovation; Shift one: explosive technology; Shift two: the rebirth of knowledge; Shift three: the commercialisation of information as a business technology; Shift four: into the future: partners in marketing and increasing our firm's competitive market value and uniqueness; Case study 3: Demonstrating the value of library services; Case study 4: Training fee earners in online research; Best practices: content; Collaboration and buy-in; Execution and challenges; Case study 5: Making the most of technology at CMS Cameron McKenna; Facing up to change; From 'library' to 'exchange' An active support to fee earners; Only the beginning; Case study 6: The rise of Web 2.0 in library services; Case study 7: The role of library services in an enterprise-search implementation; Case study 8: A new generation of library/information teams; The team at Adobe; The challenges of demonstrating value; Group responsibilities and services; The future for information services at Adobe and beyond; Case study 9: Value-added library services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; Using RSS feeds; What is an RSS feed? Case study 10: Breaking down silos for a more collaborative information future; An information team aimed at collaboration; Pulling the firm's information together; Educating the firm's fee earners; Managing future information overload; Case study 11: From library to information centre - tackling a library redesign.
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