Effective Financial Planning for Library and Information Services

Author: Duncan McKay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135475741
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This title is a concise guide to financial planning, with definitions of financial terms and the key processes involved, which also provides tips on how to present your budget most effectively to secure funding. As pressures of business increasingly affect all information functions, it has become ever more important to be able to justify the costs involved in running any form of information function. This second edition covers budgetary implications related to developments in information source provision.

Fee Based Services in Library and Information Centres

Author: Sylvia Webb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351227165
Format: PDF, Docs
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Previously titled Making a Charge for Library and Information Services, Fee Based Information Services provides an examination of charging for library and information services and the possible implications that this might bring to the profession. A number of extenisve case studies are given to illustrate precedents and points of best practice.

Copyright for Library and Information Service Professionals

Author: Paul Pedley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135477078
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical guide is aimed specifically at information professionals who are often those responsible for copyright compliance in their organisation. Copyright infringement can carry both civil and criminal penalties, making it essential for those responsible to get it right. This new edition has been updated to take account of recent developments concerning Crown copyright, and the proposed EC Directive on harmonising certain aspects of copyright and related rights. There is a new chapter on licensing agreements for electronic information, and an updated list of useful organisations.

The New Professional s Handbook

Author: Sheila Corrall
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856043118
Format: PDF, Docs
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Newly qualified library and information staff are thrown in at the deep end in their first jobs, where they are expected to function as skilled practitioners. They find themselves in a world where technological developments and global competition are changing the shape and reach of information services. The scale and speed of change present constant challenges to develop awareness and understanding of the wider environment in order to improve local services. Their need for support in their professional development is particularly acute at this stage in their careers. This easy-to-use manual aims to provide that support at both operational and strategic levels. It is designed to help new professionals make sense of the contemporary information world and devise effective strategies for developing their skills and services. It brings together a host of useful sources covering the professional and managerial aspects of information work, introducing key concepts and techniques in a coherent framework, and using practical examples to illustrate current organizational and service trends. The book offers a global cross-sectoral perspective on information resources and services, covering strategy and marketing as well as day-to-day operations. The thematic arrangement means that each chapter can be used as a self-directed training module, or as the basis of a session with a supervisor or mentor. Packed with activities and reflection points, the book encourages a critical approach through the use of questions and also offers annotated bibliographies providing quick access to relevant publications, websites and organizations worldwide. Readership: Particularly valuable as an on-the-job reference source for those working towards chartered/corporate membership of professional bodies, this workbook also makes extremely useful reading for students and lecturers, staff development officers, those returning to employment after a break, and established professionals in search of fresh perspectives or career development.

Establishing an Information Center

Author: Karen Kreizman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781857392869
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book sets out to show a new librarian, student or librarian taking on a new role how to establish an information center from scratch, and then how to not only maintain it but to build it into an important part of the organization's structure. It covers most aspects of establishing and running a special library including space planning, budgeting, staffing, collection development, liaising with upper management and establishing relationships with vendors. Case studies give real-world examples of how these processes have been undertaken by successful information professionals. There are also appendices containing useful contact information.