Library Performance and Service Competition Book

Library Performance and Service Competition


  • Author : Larry Nash White
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631264

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Library Performance and Service Competition Book Description :

A practice-driven and proven resource for library administrators of all types of libraries. The work describes how the library can identify the service environment factors impacting customers; strategic needs; identify library competitors; strategic abilities and service environment impacts; and use the combined results to develop proactive competitive responses that drive the service environment instead of reacting to the service environment. These strategic competitive responses would allow the library to increase the value of its service impact and effectiveness while increasing customer appreciation and the libraries advantage in the competitive service environment. Written by a highly knowledgeable practitioner from the library field Experience of the author (library and for-profit management experience) provides a hybrid/blended view of library competition and management responses from both the library and for-profit management worlds Written to applicable to all types of libraries

Managing Information Services Book

Managing Information Services


  • Author : Jo Bryson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317101567

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Managing Information Services Book Description :

This fourth edition of Jo Bryson's highly regarded Managing Information Services has been thoroughly revised with an emphasis on innovation. Operating in a digital era, libraries must innovate to survive and grow. This means librarians having radical ideas which challenge the status quo, shifting strategic directions to change the way services are managed, and developing new skills and knowledge. Challenges include developing new uses for floorspace, where shelving is being replaced by mobile networking, and new practices and procedures for managing new products such as e-books and self-service. Libraries can achieve long term sustainability by information managers having more creative responses and developing innovative thinking. Essential reading for information students, this text also serves as a comprehensive and detailed reference on the key management topics for information service managers.

Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book

Advances in Library Administration and Organization


  • Author : Delmus E. Williams
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2012-12-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781903131

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization Book Description :

Volume 31 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization contains articles describing efforts at cooperation and collaboration within the library profession. The volume offers an eclectic mix of timely, thought-provoking pieces of work which bring together a collection of studies which convey the kind of research that current library managers and researchers face. The book will examine the challenges that working administrators have in order to enable them to look more closely at their operations and to reconsider how to develop people and the organizations in which they work. As previous volumes, volume 31 of Advances in Library Administration and Organization will provide strategies that will be of value in addressing challenges faced by current and future library managers.

Federal Register Book

Federal Register


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  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996-03-12
  • Genre: Administrative law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112058908184

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Collection Development in the Digital Age Book

Collection Development in the Digital Age


  • Author : Maggie Fieldhouse
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781856047463

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Collection Development in the Digital Age Book Description :

This topical edited collection is cross-sectoral and international in scope, drawing together the perspectives of practitioners and academics at the forefront of modern collection development. They explore how practitioners can take an active role influencing strategy in this new environment, draw on case studies that illustrate the key changes in context, and consider how collection development might evolve in the future. The collection is divided into four sections looking at the key themes: • The conceptual framework including a review of the literature • Trends in library supply such as outsourcing and managing suppliers • Trends in electronic resources including the open access movement and e-books • Making and keeping your collection effectively including engaging with the user-community and developing commercial skills. Readership: LIS students and all practitioners involved in collection development and management in academic, school, public, commercial and other special libraries.

U  and E Service  Science and Technology Book

U and E Service Science and Technology


  • Author : Tai-hoon Kim
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642272097

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U and E Service Science and Technology Book Description :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference, UNESST 2011, held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, in December 2011. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focuse on the various aspects of u- and e-service, science and technology.

Defining Relevancy Book

Defining Relevancy


  • Author : Janet McNeil Hurlbert
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 1591584191

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Defining Relevancy Book Description :

Twenty plus academic library managers offer studies, models, and documentation, in addition to sound advice on how to plan strategically for greatest effect across the campus.

Globalisation  Information and Libraries Book

Globalisation Information and Libraries


  • Author : Ruth Rikowski
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-02-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780630779

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Globalisation Information and Libraries Book Description :

This book provides an overview of the World Trade Organisation; in particular, it focuses on two of the agreements being developed at the WTO, which are due to be strengthened in 2005, and are likely to have significant implications for libraries and information: the General Agreement on Trade in Services (the GATS) and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The book argues that the library and information profession needs to be more aware of these agreements and the way in which they threaten some of the professional ethics and principles (such as the balance in copyright). Explores a vital and very new, much undiscovered area – the WTO and libraries Brings together facts about globalisation and the WTO, libraries and information, within a wider social and theoretical perspective Draws on the author’s wealth of knowledge - building on her many published articles on this topic

ARBA Guide to Library Science Literature  1970 1983 Book

ARBA Guide to Library Science Literature 1970 1983


  • Author : Donald G. Davis
  • Publisher : Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 682
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015011815779

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ARBA Guide to Library Science Literature 1970 1983 Book Description :

Provides an annotated list of bibliographies, indexes, reference works, selection aids, and works on library services, automation, cataloging, censorship, employment, library history, legislation, management, serials, and technical services

Assessing Service Quality Book

Assessing Service Quality


  • Author : Peter Hernon
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2010-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838910214

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Assessing Service Quality Book Description :

If libraries are to succeed, they must see themselves in competition with other institutions and sources of information--especially the Web--and make customers feel welcome and valued. This classic book is brought fully up to date as Peter Hernon and Ellen Altman integrate the use of technology into the customer experience. They offer solid, practical ideas for developing a customer service plan that meets the library's customer-focused mission, vision, and goals, and challenge librarians to think about customer service in new ways. --from publisher description.

Financial and Cost Management for Libraries and Information Services Book

Financial and Cost Management for Libraries and Information Services


  • Author : Stephen Andrew Roberts
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Information services
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040176672

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Financial and Cost Management for Libraries and Information Services Book Description :

Highlights the importance of good financial and cost management in libraries and information centers in order to make the best use of dwindling resources and maintain user services. Addressed particularly to librarians who find themselves charged with such responsibilities because of reduced staff.

Library Boss Book

Library Boss


  • Author : Robert Smyth Alvarez
  • Publisher : San Francisco, CA : Administrator's Digest Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012968056

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