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Library and information services in support of the Transport Research Institute (TRI), Napier University, 1996 - 1999.

Cumming, D A (1999) Library and information services in support of the Transport Research Institute (TRI), Napier University, 1996 - 1999. SCONUL Newsletter (17 Summer). pp. 55-62. ISSN 1353-0429 02

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    The paper reviews experimental library initiatives in support of the first multi-disciplinary research pillar created in Napier University. Liaison, service planning input, and user consultation are shown to have been valuable in creating appropriate services and facilities. Added value activities provided for TRI are considered in the context of changing user needs, changing electronic data provision, rising costs and falling staff levels. In particular, the development, growth, and natural end of an in-house bibliographical current awareness service are discussed. Conclusions comprise suggestions concerning modified development patterns for future information services in support of new research pillars.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 1353-0429 02
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Research support; Transport information; Special library; Information supply; Management;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Support Services > Learning Information Services
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
    300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
    Item ID: 2390
    Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2008 14:45
    Last Modified: 20 Mar 2013 14:55
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2390

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